Author: Jacq. Habitat: South Africa, southern Cape region through KwaZulu-Natal Province. Synonyms: H.mackenii,H.albomaculatus. Common Name: African Blood Lily,Royal Paint Brush. Family: Amaryllidaceae.
-The genus Haemanthus is endemic to southern Africa. -The generic name Haemanthus is derived from the Greek word haima for blood, and anthos for flower,and alludes to the colour of the perianth in certain species.