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Boophone disticha

Boophone disticha

gifbol, kopseerblom

Bulbous geophyte up to 50 cm. The leaves, of which there are 12-20, are usually dry at flowering and arranged in a fan. They are sword-shaped, channelled, grey with wavy edges and a sharp tip. Between 50 and 100 pink or red flowers (September to March) are borne in a dense cluster. The fruit are trigonous and ribbed.

Distribution in the Hex

Rocky upper slopes in De Doorns Renosterveld Karoo.


  • Manning, J. & Goldblatt, P. 2012. Plants of the Greater Cape Floristic Region 1: the Core Cape flora, Strelitzia 29. South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria.