|Lampranthus multiradiatus (Jacq.) N.E.Br.
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The genus name "Lampranthus" means "shining-flowers" in Latin, and the species of this genus have large, extremely bright flowers, of a range of colours (sometimes even bi-coloured), that usually appear in summer, and frequently cover the plants entirely.
The species of this genus typically have long, smooth, elongated, succulent leaves. These can be triangular or cylindrical, and appear in opposite pairs on the shrubs' branches.
All Lampranthus species flower between June and August with flower colours including red, orange, peach, yellow and light pink through to magenta and purple. They are pollinated by many insects, such as bees, wasps and beetles.
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- Gard. Chron. ser. 3, 87: 71. 1930 [25 Jan 1930] "Plant Name Details for Genus Lampranthus". IPNI. Retrieved December 16, 2009.
Type Name: L. multiradiatus (N. J. Jacquin) N. E. Brown (Mesembryanthemum multiradiatum N. J. Jacquin) Remarks: nom. cons.line feed character in
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- J. Manning: Field Guide to Fynbos. Struik, 2007. p.330.
- "Plant Name Query Results for Genus Lampranthus". IPNI. Retrieved December 18, 2009.