Pineapple Flower

Pineapple Flower


Vital Statistics

Latin Name
Eucomis Undulata
Description
The Pineapple Flower is a perennial herb; the rootstock is a bulb, 10 cm in diameter and flat at the base with numerous white roots. The leaves are pressed flat against the ground; about twelve. Midrib is thick, margin undulated and finely crinkled. Inflorescence is a dense raceme, and flowers last for many weeks in water. The plant flowers in December.
Habitat
The Pineapple Flower grows on the Sneeuberg, Uitenhage District, Hogsback through to Kwazulu/Natal, where it grows from the coast to the Drakensberg. It extends through Basutoland and the Orange Free State to the Gauteng region and surrounding provinces.



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