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Brunsvigia is a flowering plant African plants in the Amaryllis family, subfamily Amaryllidoideae.[3] It contains about 20 species native to southeastern and southern Africa from Tanzania to Cape Province.

Brunsvigia josephinae (Villa Hanbuy, Italy).JPG
Brunsvigia josephinae
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Amaryllidaceae
Subfamily: Amaryllidoideae
Genus: Brunsvigia

Brunsuigia Heist., alternate spelling

Brunsvigia are tender bulbs, winter-growing and summer-dormant, generally flowering in early autumn. The plants are often gregarious with flowers that are brilliant scarlet, pink, or red. Species:[4][5]


  1. ^ Heister, Lorenz 1755. Geschreibung eines neuen Geschlechts 3.
  2. ^ Tropicos, Brunsvigia Heist.
  3. ^ Stevens, P.F., Angiosperm Phylogeny Website: Asparagales: Amaryllidoideae
  4. ^ Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  5. ^ Sanbi Red List of South African Plants, Species search: Brunsvigia
  • R.A. Dyer, 1950: A review of the genus Brunsvigia. Plant Life 6: 63-83
  • R.A. Dyer, 1951: A review of the genus Brunsvigia. Plant Life 7: 44-64
  • C.A. Smith, 1966: Common names of South African plants. Memoirs of the Botanical Survey of South Africa No. 35. TheGovernment Printer, Pretoria
  • R.S. Adamson, T.A. Salter (eds.), 1950: Flora of the Cape Peninsula. Juta, Cape Town and Johannesburg
  • J. Manning, P. Goldblatt, 2000: Wild flowers of the fairest Cape. Red Roof Design in association with the Nationalotanical Institute, Cape Town
  • E.G. Rice, R.H. Compton, 1950: Wild flowers of the Cape of Good Hope. The Botanical Society of SA, Cape Town
  • A. Pauw, S. Johnson, 1999: Table Mountain: a natural history. Fernwood Press
  • G.D. Duncan, 2000: Grow bulbs. Kirstenbosch Gardening Series, National Botanical Institute, Cape Town
  • G.D. Duncan, 2002: Grow nerines. Kirstenbosch Gardening Series, National Botanical Institute, Cape Town

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