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Family: HYACINTHACEAE 

 Lachenalia bulbifera
 

Photo by Cameron McMaster.

  
Author:  Heinrich Gustav Adolf Engler 1899
Family:  Hyacinthaceae
Habitat:  Western Cape of South Africa
Soil:  Sand - Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium - Maximum
Thickness:  4 Centimetres
Height:  20 Centimetres
Flower:  Orange-Red/Green
Reproduction:  Seeds/Bulbs
Pop names:  Rooinaeltjie
Synonyms:  Phormium bulbiferum, Domenico Maria Leone Cirillo 1788. Lachenalia pendula, William Aiton
   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 height. The 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.