This member of the Hyacinthaceae family was given this name by
Heinrich Gustav Adolf Engler in 1899. It is found
in the Western Cape of South Africa, growing in sandy- or other well drained soil with
some water and some to lots of sun. The caudex can grow to four
centimetres in diameter, the entire plant to 20 centimetres in
flowers are from orange to red with green tips.
The genera name is in honour of
the Swiss botanist Prof. Werner de Lachenal (Warnerus de la
Chenal )1739-1800. The specific name bulbifera from the
Latin: bulbi, meaning bulbs, and fero, meaning bearing
or carrying, and refers to the bulbils that often develop along the
leaf base margins in certain forms of this species.
This is a winter grower.