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Origin and Habitat: Known from widely scattered locations between the Fish River valley and Jeffrey's Bay, Eastern Cape, South Africa.
Habitat: Apodolirion macowanii is a cryptic and easily overlooked species growing often solitary on heavy clay soils in renosterveld or valley bushveld with little to some water and lots of sun. The species is theatened by urban and industrial development and by habitat degradation as a result of severe overgrazing.
- Apodolirion macowanii Baker
Description: Bulb: 3-4 centimetres.
Leaves: 2-4 twisted, curly, green to ten centimetres long sometimes present at flowering.
Flowers: White and fragrant up to fifteen centimetres height.
Blooming season: Mid to late summer followed by the fruit.
Fruits: Orange-yellow berries.
Bibliography: Major references and further lectures
1) Baker, J.G. "Amaryllideae" In: W.T. Thiselton-Dyer (ed). Flora Capensis VI (Haemodoraceae to Liliaceae):171-246. L. Reeve & Co., London. 1896
2) Goldblatt, P. and Manning, J.C. "Cape Plants: A conspectus of the Cape Flora of South Africa." Strelitzia 9. National Botanical Institute, Cape Town. 2000
3) Raimondo, D., von Staden, L., Foden, W., Victor, J.E., Helme, N.A., Turner, R.C., Kamundi, D.A. and Manyama, P.A. "Red List of South African Plants." Strelitzia 25. South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria. 2009
4) Victor, J.E. "South Africa." In: J.S. Golding (ed), "Southern African plant Red Data Lists." Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report 14 (pp. 93-120), SABONET, Pretoria. 2002
5) Victor, J.E. and Dold, A.P. "Threatened plants of the Albany Centre of Floristic Endemism, South Africa." in: South African Journal of Science 99:437-446. 2003
6) Dold, A.P., Snijman, D.A., Raimondo, D. & Victor, J.E. 2007. Apodolirion macowanii Baker. "National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants" version 2013.1. Accessed on 2013/12/27
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