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Flame lily

Gloriosa superba

Description:

Gloriosa is a genus of five or six species in the plant family Colchicaceae, from tropical Africa and Asia. They are tender, tuberous rooted deciduous perennials, adapted to summer rainfall with a dormant dry season.

Habitat:

Their native range is Africa, Southeastern Asia and parts of Malaysia, but they are now widely cultivated.

Notes:

Nice looking flowers. Looks like a picture of burning flame.

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7 Comments

Nadi88
Nadi88 11 years ago

Wow! Want this plant for my garden (if i had one ><)

Krishnendu Guin
Krishnendu Guin 11 years ago

Gloriosa produces colchicin, which disrupts cell division by disintegrating microtubules, and thereby hindering segregation of chromosomes. In that sense it may be called toxic or carcinogenic.

ChimeTsetan
ChimeTsetan 11 years ago

this plant has surely got beautiful flower. but its described as highly toxic.

Dangermouse
Dangermouse 11 years ago

I've seen these flowers here in Portugal too, but rarely. They are amazing. A great spotting!

YogeshSave
YogeshSave 11 years ago

gloriosa superba.....

ChimeTsetan
ChimeTsetan 11 years ago

thank you alot dandoucette for the identification. :)

Dan Doucette
Dan Doucette 11 years ago
ChimeTsetan
Spotted by
ChimeTsetan

Hubballi, Goa, India

Spotted on Aug 14, 2011
Submitted on Aug 14, 2011

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