The declining Cyrtanthus obliquus

The declining Cyrtanthus obliquus

The declining Cyrtanthus obliquus - Global : Cyrtanthus obliquus is a declining species that is commonly used as a form of medication to treat headaches and various types of injuries. In KwaZulu-Natal, Cyrtanthus obliquus is referred to by the local people as “Justifina” or “Sore eye flower”. Cyrtan

Cyrtanthus obliquus is a declining species that is commonly used as a form of medication to treat headaches and various types of injuries. In KwaZulu-Natal, Cyrtanthus obliquus is referred to by the local people as “Justifina” or “Sore eye flower”. Cyrtanthus obliquus is bulbous, evergreen plant. The bulb of the plant grows to c. 100 mm with its neck protruding on top of the ground. The leaves are c. 350 mm long and c. 45 mm wide, strap-shaped, blunt and smooth without hairs. The leaf margins are framed with yellow or red. The yellow-green and red flowers of Cyrtanthus obliquus occur in umbel inflorescence that hangs down loosely. The plant is known to flower between August and February and can be found growing along rocky grasslands and thicket habitats with good drainage. CREW, KZN node are on a quest to find this plant. If you have come across the Cyrtanthus obliquus, please iSpot your observations. For more info on this Muthi plant visit http://www.plantzafrica.com/plantcd/cyrtanobliq.htm

05 Oct 2015
Kaveesha