Aloiampelos ciliaris var. ciliaris

in Olwen, M.G., Klopper, R.R., Smith, G.F., Crouch, N.R., Figueiredo, E., Ronsted, N. & Van Wyk, A.E., Phytotaxa 76 (1): 10 (2013) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Sparingly established

Plants shrubby or climbing, up to 5 m long. Leaves dispersed along stem, spreading, linear-lanceolate, 7–18 cm long, 1.2–1.5 cm wide, stem-sheathing, auriculate; margins toothed, ciliate towards base. Inflorescence simple, with a dense cylindric raceme, 20–40 cm long. Bracts deltoid, apex subulate, c. 7 mm long. Flowers spreading to pendulous, cylindrical; perianth segments scarlet, 25–40 mm long, united for most of their length; anthers exserted 2–4 mm; style exserted 2–4 mm.

 Native to the Cape region of South Africa. Sparingly established at Dromana in waste area beside track to the highway, and at St Leonards on vacant land in degraded coastal scrub.

Created by: Andre Messina, 2014-11-18
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2018-04-17