Gloriosa superba: Glory lily

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Gloriosa superba is a species of flowering plant in the family Colchicaceae. English language common names include flame lily, climbing lily, creeping lily, glory lily, gloriosa lily, tiger claw, and fire lily.

It is native to much of Africa and Asia, but it is known worldwide as an ornamental plant, a medicine, a poison, and a noxious weed.

This species is a perennial herb growing from a fleshy rhizome. It is scandent, climbing using tendrils, the stem reaching 4 meters long.

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The showy flower has six tepals each up to 5 – 7.6 centimeters long. They are generally bright red to orange at maturity, sometimes with yellowish bases.

Photos: Flower DomeGardens by the BaySingapore [20140509]

Source: Wikipedia

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