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The Wildebeest's guide to South Africa

Impala Lily

Afrikaans name: Impalalelie

The flower of the Impala Lily

Impala Lilies get beautiful flowers

Photo © Steven Herbert

Adenium mutliflorum

The Impala Lily is one of the stunning plants that you will find in many of the camps in Kruger National Park.

These rather ugly plants give a stunning display of pink and white flowers in winter.

The Impala Lily is a succulent shrub that can grow up to 3 m tall.

The flower of the Impala Lily

Impala Lilies in Kruger National Park

Photo © Steven Herbert

The plant sheds its leaves before flowering.

Although these plants put on a fantastic show in the 'safety' of a park camp, they do not get the chance to do so in the wild as many species of mammal eat them.


References and further reading

Illustrated Guide to the Wildflowers of Northern South Africa - Author: Gerrit Germishuizen & Brenda Clarke - Year Published: 2003 - Page: 84

Sasol First Field Guide to Wild Flowers of Southern Africa - Author: John Manning - Year Published: 1999 - Page: 35

Trees of Southern Africa - 3rd edition - Author: Keith Coates Palgrave - Year Published: 2002 - Page: 959

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