Ammocharis longifolia, or Poison Bulb (Gifbol Afr.) has a wide distribution in the Western Cape, Northern Cape and Namibia.
The plants are normally found in desert landscape and flowers appear in the late summer months.
Ammocharis longifolia was previously known as Cybistetes longifolia.
Like some other members of the Ammarylidaceae family, Ammocharis longifolia produces seed that germinates unaided and immediately after the fruits ripen. The leaves appear after flowering and the plants grow during the winter months.
Ammocharis longifolia in habitat in the Tanqua Karoo south of Sutherland. An extremely barren and hot area.
The flower colour of Ammocharis longifolia varies in different shades of pink and white.