Threatened Plant Species – Brunsvigia undulata

AMARYLLIDACEAE Brunsvigia undulata [Rare]

Bulbous plant up to 800 mm, found in grassland near exposed rocks at Mahaqwa Mountain, Nottingham Road and south of Estcourt. Leaves are upright, about 15, in a fan, shiny blue-grey-green, margins wavy to tightly wavy, produced with flowers.

Photo by Peter Warren

Photo by Peter Warren

It has 35-80 flowers in the inflorescence during January to February. The stem is rigid and strong, bracts are leathery; flowers deep red, tepal lobes recurved, stalks upright – about 300 mm.

Photo by Peter Warren

Photo by Peter Warren

If you have seen this plant, please contact Suvarna Parbhoo, CREW programme: KZN Node Manager


POOLEY, E. (2005) a field guide to wildflowers KwaZulu-Natal and the eastern region. Natal Flora Publications Trust. Durban. p.38

Snijman, D.A. & Victor, J.E. 2004. Brunsvigia undulata F.M.Leight. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2014.1. Accessed on 2014/11/28

Photo by Boston CREW

Photo by Boston CREW

This information is complied by CREW KZN Node.  To view other Threatened plants in this series, go to the Midlands Conservancies Forum website:



6 thoughts on “Threatened Plant Species – Brunsvigia undulata

  1. Sarah Jane Allan

    Our Curry’s Post plants are in leaf, waiting patiently for flowers, everything seems to be a bit delayed this season as our pom pom trees and cape chestnuts have only just started flowering


    1. Nikki Brighton

      Yes, Sarah, it is a funny season. Orchids are all quite late too. I guess we are just going to have to get used to ‘funny seasons’ – here is no normal anymore. Please share photos when your Brunsvegia do flower.


  2. Caroline McKerrow

    Stormy Hill Horse Trails is next door to St. Michael’s Church in Boston. It’s signposted from the R617 Impendle turn off. I see these in Mt. Shannon forest. I can send you photos of them taken this morning or go to hill trails. I’ve put them on my ride with Cloudy posted today 9th Jan. I’ve got some better ones if you can send me an e-mail address to send them to. They are just starting to flower.



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