Observed on the Kongelei Escarpment, Kenya. July 2014.
A fairly common plant in Kenya which is both very spectacular and highly toxic. The six red-orange tepals are long with crinkled margins. The long triangular leaves terminate in a tendril by which the plant climbs adjacent vegetation. Above ground portion is herbaceous from a fleshy underground rhizome.
Colchicaceae -- Flame Lily Family
Kenya Natural History
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