also known as climbing lily, is a semi-woody perennial climbing herb. It produces bright crimson and yellow flowers. The flowers have finger-like petals and lance-shaped leaves tipped with tendrils. G. superba
is native to tropical and southern Africa and temperate and tropical Asia. It was introduced to Australia and the United States as a cultivated ornamental.
Climbing Lily Toxic Components
All parts of the plants, especially the tubers, are extremely poisonous. It contains highly active alkaloids such as colchicine, gloriosine, superbrine (a glycoside), chelidonic acid and salicylic acid.
Initial symptoms develop within 2 to 6 hours after ingestion.