Gymea, Flame, Spear or Illawarra Lily

Family: Doryanthaceae
Genus: Doryanthes
Species: excelsa
Main Flower Colour: Red

Description

A giant perennial lily with a basal clump of large sword-shaped leaves over 1m long . In spring and summer large flowerheads up to 30cm across form at the end of thick stems that are up to 6m tall. Individual trumpet shaped flowers are deep blood-red, 10cm acroos, and produce abundant nectar.

Flowering start in September and ends in December.

Identification

The main flower colour is red. Very tall, robust stem supporting a head of large red flowers. Long, sword shaped leaves.

References

http://www.anbg.gov.au/gnp/gnp12/doryanthes-excelsa.html

http://ianfrasertalkingnaturally.blogspot.co.uk/2014_10_01_archive.html

Created: 29 May 2014 - Max - Sydney
Updated: 08 Nov 2014 - Member - John and Val

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Location

Bio Regions

SYB - Sydney Basin

Specifics

Middle Rock, Anna Bay, Port Stephens NSW

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