Gloriosa superba

Family Colchicaceae

Species Profile

Species classification Invasive [NSW's Noxious Weeds]
Common namesFlame Lily, Gloriosa, Glory Lily
SynonymsInformation unavailable
Growth formHerb, Vine/scrambler/climber
Seed dispersal morphologyFleshy fruit/Edible/Aril
Maximum height (m)4
Capable of vegetative reproductionYes
Native rangeAfrica, Asia, Indian Ocean Islands
Exotic range (Australia)NSW, NT, QLD, Lord Howe Island, Norfolk Island
Exotic range (other)Oceania, Pacific Ocean Islands
Habitat types (exotic)Coastal vegetation/sand dunes, Urban areas, gardens and parks
Soil type (exotic)Sandy
Decade of introduction1810

This species is available for purchase online in Australia (current as of May 2013)

National Climate Change Impact

Invasive Class 3

The area of suitable habitat and the habitat suitability of observations, for this species, are projected to decrease or remain the same under RCP 8.5 2065 compared to current climate suitability.

Maps of Habitat Suitability & Recorded Occurrences

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Current suitable habitat

2035 suitable habitat
(RCP 8.5)

2065 suitable habitat
(RCP 8.5)

Recorded occurrences

Recorded occurrences


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