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Many bulbs are predated by porcupines and other animals, often they survive pressed in rocks where thay cannot be digged out. This sub-endemic species grows along the Rift Valley and adjascent areas. It is usually found dense between rocks or stones. The Genus Androcymbium is mainly African. It is closely related to Colchicum, belonging to the same family Colchicaceae. Both genera are characterized by 6 distinct nectaries at anthers bases.

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