D & U Müller-Doblies,
||South-Western South Africa
||Grit - Mix
||Minimum - Medium
||2,5 (10) Centimetres
This member of the Amaryllidaceae family was given this name by Dietrich Müller-Doblies
and Ute Müller-Doblies in 1994. It is found
in south-western South Africa, growing in a well drained soil or even grit with
little to some water and lots of sun. The caudex can grow to
centimetres in diameter, the entire plant to 2,5 centimetres in
height, as the leaves lie flat on the ground, ten with the inflorescence. The
flowers are pink with a greenish-yellow throat.
flowers are very zygomorphic, which is unique in the genus.
Zygomorphic flowers are symmetrical only in one plane, thus an
orchid is zygomorphic, a lily or a daffodil are not.
the leaves are covered in golden bristles. I guess someone
will come up with another genus for it one day.
The name Brunsvigia, in
honour of the Duke of Brunswick. The species name is after the
area it is found in: Namaqualand.
This is a winter-grower, but