IUCN threat status:

Endangered (EN)

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Succulent perennial herb, suckering to forms small dense clusters. Stems clustered, erect, up to 3 cm high. Leaves weakly erect, grass-like, linear, up to 50 cm long, light green with whitish lines and spots, most densely on the lower surface near the base; margin with minute teeth 2-5 mm apart in the lower half. Inflorescence unbranched, up to 75 cm long, erect, with raceme 12-18 cm long, laxly flowered. Bracts c. 3 × 2 mm, ovate-acute, whitish, papery. Pedicels slender, 10-20 mm long. Flowers orange-scarlet, 12-16 mm long and c. 4 mm wide, cylindric, opening slightly towards the mouth. Capsule ovoid, up to c. 18 × 9 mm.

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Source: Flora of Zimbabwe

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