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Cyanella hyacinthoides

Cyanella hyacinthoides

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Cormous geophyte between 25 and 40 cm. Leaves linear to lance-shaped, smooth to finely or roughly hairy. Flowers (August to November) in branched racemes, mauve or white, stamens bright yellow, 5 upper stamens and 1 lower stamen, fragrant, pedicels bent at sharp angles.

Distribution in the Hex

Sandy flats of Hex River Arid Alluvium Fynbos.


  • 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.