Home Collections Lists Query Contact

Common name

English: Redhot Poker

German: Traubige Fackellilie

Portuguese: Lírio-tocha


Kingdom: Plantae (2635)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2573)

    Class: Liliopsida (389)

      Order: Liliales (108)

        Family: Xanthorrhoeaceae (14)(family description)

          Genus: Kniphofia (2)

            Epithet: uvaria (L.) Oken (1)

Synonyms: Aletris uvaria (L.) L., Aloe longifolia Lam., Aloe rigida Salisb., Aloe uvaria L., Kniphofia alooides Moench, Kniphofia bachmannii Baker, Kniphofia burchellii (Sweet ex Lindl.) Kunth, Kniphofia occidentalis A.Berger, Kniphofia odorata Heynh., Kniphofia uvaria (L.) Hook., Triclissa uvaria (L.) Salisb., Tritoma burchellii Sweet ex Lindl., Tritoma canari Carrière, Tritoma glauca H.Vilm., Tritoma nobilis Guillon, Tritoma recurva H.Vilm., Tritoma saundersii Carrière, Tritoma uvaria (L.) Ker Gawl., Tritomanthe uvaria (L.) Link, Tritomium uvaria (L.) Link, Veltheimia speciosa Roth, Veltheimia uvaria (L.) Willd.

burchellii => in honor of William John Burchell (1782-1863), English explorer and naturalist

glauca => greyish or bluish

longifolia => having long leaves

nobilis => noble, stately

occidentalis => western

odorata => sweet-smelling

recurva => recurved, curved backwards

rigida => stiff, inflexible

saundersii => in honor of William Saunders (1822-1900), Scots born United States horticulturalist

speciosa => beautiful

uvaria => derived from Latin uva (bunch of grapes) meaning 'clustered like a bunch of grapes'


Climate: sub-tropical

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: herb

Flower colour: red, orange

External links

Check for Kniphofia uvaria at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

Search for more