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|Poor Knights lily: flower|
Brongn. & Gris
Scleronema Brongn. & Gris 1864 not Benth. 1862
- The Poor Knights lily (Xeronema callistemon) is endemic to the Poor Knights Islands and Taranga Island in the north of New Zealand. It was discovered in 1924. The Poor Knights lily has large bottlebrush flower clusters that grow horizontally. The clusters begin growing vertically and then bend sideways. Bright red flowers grow upward from the stalk, with bright orange pollen. The plant can reach a height of one metre tall and across.
- The genus has one other species, Xeronema moorei, which is found in New Caledonia.
- Endémia: Faune & Flore de Nouvelle-Calédonie, URL: Xeronema moorei
- New Zealand Plant Conservation Network, URL: Xeronema callistemon f. callistemon, accessed 3 October 2010.
- New Zealand Plant Conservation Network, URL: Xeronema callistemon f. bracteosa, accessed 3 October 2010.
- Strange Wonderful Things.com, URL: The Poor Knight's lily
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