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Gethyllis species are amongst the least known of all rare-bulb plants. They belong to the Amaryllidaceae plant family, a genus which is known predominantly for its showy flowers. Gethyllis, likewise, has some of the most impressive tulip-shaped flowers in all of the Southern African botanical kingdom. This group of bulb flowers is also known for its unique evolutionary adaptations to seasonal changes and to scarcity of water, as well as for its traditional use as an aphrodisiac. Respectively, that is: 1) It is the only bulb species to produce leaves, flowers, and fruits in different seasons (winter, summer, autumn).2) Almost all of the 30-odd species have fog-collecting shaped leaves that channel water towards their roots. 3) It is the only bulb-flower species to produce a delicious and uniquely aromatic fruit from below ground, which is suggestively shaped and which is from where its aphrodisiac uses stem.