C.F: Ecklon & Carl L.P. Zeyher, 1830|
Southern South Africa|
Medium - Maximum|
White - Purple|
Cyphia anomala, Eckl. & Zeyh. ex
C.Presl . Cyphia undulata var. linarioides, E. Wimm.1968 =Cyphia linarioides,
C. Presl 1837 = Cyphia bulbosa var. orientalis E. Phillips|
This member of the
was given this name by Christian Friedrich Ecklon and Carl Ludwig Philip Zeyher in
1830. It is found in the southern part of South Africa, growing among grass in a well drained soil with
some water and some to lots of sun. The caudex can grow to tvelwe centimetres in diameter, the entire plant
to 30 centimetres in height. The flowers are white to purple.
The genera name from Cyphi an Egyptian
perfuming powder, due to the scent of the flowers. The genera name from 'Cyphi'
an Egyptian perfuming powder, due to the scent of the flowers - OR: Greek.
kyphos; 'bent'; referring to the shape of the style and stigma.
The species name referring
is to the edges of the leaves.
Also seen as a member of the