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Family: HYACINTHACEAE 

 Lachenalia carnosa
 

Photo by Mary Sue Ittner.

  
Author:  John Gilbert Baker 1871
Family:  Hyacinthaceae
Habitat:  Western South Africa
Soil:  Grit - Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  6 Centimetres
Height:  3 (22) Centimetres
Flower:  White/Magenta - Dark Purple
Reproduction:  Seeds/Bulbs
Pop names:  -
Synonyms:  Lachenalia ovatifolia L. Guthrie 1927

Early stage of the inflorescences.

   This member of the Hyacinthaceae family was given this name by John Gilbert Baker in 1871. It is found in the western part of South Africa, growing in grit or an other well drained soil with some water and some to lots of sun. The subterranean bulb can grow to six centimetres, the two leaves up to twelve centimetres long.

The genera name is in honour of the Swiss botanist Prof. Werner de Lachenal (Warnerus de la Chenal )1739-1800.

This is a winter grower.

Grown under wrong conditions, I guess. Or mis-ID.