Carl von Linnaeus, 1753
Western Cape; South Africa
White / Pink
John Gilbert Baker,1897.
This member of the
was given this name by Carl von Linnaeus in 1753. It is found in southern South
Africa, growing in a well drained clayish soil with some water and lots
of sun. The caudex can grow to five centimetres in diameter, the entire plant
to ten or even fourteen centimetres in height. The flowers are white with an
pink line on the outside.
The genera name from Greek gethyon;
'bulb'. The genera from Latin; afer; 'African'.
This is a
winter-grower, flowering in the summer.
The leaves from the side by Gregory
A plant in culture from Yoycart.com.
The leaves by Francois Kriel,