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This plant only flowers when there is no leaf, when flowers die back the leaves then appear, would appreciated any ideas as to what it is.

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  • I don't suppose you also have a picture of the leaves? Or can you describe them?
    – Bamboo
    Mar 10, 2018 at 0:47

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Looks like Haemanthus coccineus, a member of the family Amaryllidaceae native to southern Africa.

http://pza.sanbi.org/haemanthus-coccineus

http://www.strangewonderfulthings.com/254.htm

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    Interesting flowers, I would never guessed the family. Could you expand your answer a little bit? Mar 10, 2018 at 6:09
  • What an awesome flower, and the name was probably hard to find! I agree with @GiacomoCatenazzi, though, in asking for more details please. Answers relying almost completely on links can be hard because links tend to go down over time. Also additional information right here would be a great help to people, so they wouldn't have to look any further. Thanks! Mar 10, 2018 at 19:24

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