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Haemanthus sanguineus

It is a bulbous succulent that in summer, during the arid season, tends to remain hidden under the ground, while in autumn, even before the leaves start growing, a mass of small crimson or sometimes even yellow flowers blooms from a long red stem. Due to the appearance of this large inflorescence, the plant is often jokingly called a "shaving brush". At the end of flowering, a new pair of leaves emerge from the ground, which are large and flattened, of a circular shape, surrounded by reddish hairs at the edges. Perhaps not many know that this peculiar foliage was used by indigenous tribes as a powerful medicine!