Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 74: 571 (1987) APNI
Herb up to 1.7 m high. Basal leaves 60–100 cm long. Inflorescence with a few short appressed branches, flowers 2–2.5 cm apart. Primary bracts 1.6–2.5(–3) cm long, membranous to dry and membranous, reddish. Flowers pale pink to magenta, zygomorphic. Perianth tube 3–4 cm long, curved; lobes 2.8–3.5 cm long, 1.2–1.6 cm wide. Stamens asymmetrically arranged to one side of the flower; anthers c. 12 mm long, dark purple; staminodes absent. Style shorter than perianth. Capsule ovoid-cylindric, c. 3 cm long. Bulbils absent. Flowers Oct.–Nov.
*DunT, *EGL, *GipP, *Gold, *HSF, *WaP. Also naturalised in WA, SA, NSW. Native to the south-western Cape Province of South Africa. A garden escape which is locally established on roadsides and in dry sclerophyll forest in the South Belgrave area.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|East Gippsland Lowlands||present||naturalised|
|New South Wales|