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Honey-Flower

(Melianthus major)

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Description

Melianthus major (giant honey flower or Kruidjie-roer-my-nie) is a species of flowering plant in the family Melianthaceae. It is an evergreen suckering shrub, endemic to South Africa and naturalised in India, Australia and New Zealand. It grows to 2-3 m (7-10 ft) tall by 1-3 m (3-10 ft) wide, with pinnate blue-green leaves 30-50 cm (12-20 in) long, which have a distinctive odour. Dark red, nectar-laden flower spikes, 30-80 cm (12-31 in) in length, appear in spring, followed by green pods.

Taxonomic tree:

Domain:
Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order:Geraniales
Family:Melianthaceae
Genus:Melianthus
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