(National Flower of Egypt (Africa))
CALLA LILY (Zantedeschia)
(National Flower of Ethiopia(Africa))
(National Flower of Lesotho (Africa))
(National Flower of Liberia (Africa))
(National Flower of Libya (Africa))
(National Flower of Nigeria (Africa))
(National Flower of South Africa (Africa))
The King Protea (Protea cynaroides) is a flowering plant. It is a distinctive Protea, having the largest flower head in the genus. The species is also known as Giant Protea, Honeypot or King Sugar Bush. It is widely distributed in the southwestern and southern parts of South Africa of the fynbos region.
The King Protea is the National Flower of South Africa. It also is the flagship of the The Protea Atlas Project, run by the South African National Botanical Institute.
FLAME LILY (Gloriosa)
(National Flower of Zimbabwe (Africa))
Gloriosa is a genus of five or six species in the plant family Colchicaceae, from tropical Africa and Asia. The most common English names are flame lily, fire lily, gloriosa lily, glory lily, superb lily, climbing lily, and creeping lily. They are tender, tuberous rooted deciduous perennials, adapted to summer rainfall with a dormant dry season. Their native range is Africa, Southeastern Asia and parts of Malaysia, but they are now widely cultivated. All parts of the plant contain colchicine and related alkaloids and are therefore dangerously toxic if ingested, especially the tubers; contact with the stems and leaves can cause skin irritation.