Anna Amelia Obermeyer, 1981
SW Namibia, NE South Africa
White / Light Pink
Common misspelling: Strumaria
barbarae. Even Tropicos had it, till I pointed it out.
This member of the Amaryllidaceae family
was given this name by Anna Amelia Obermeyer in 1981. It is found in
south-western Namibia down into north-western South Africa, growing in a well drained soil,
careful with the water and some sun. The bulb can grow to three centimetres in diameter, the entire plant
to 20 centimetres in height. The flowers are white, tinted with light pink spots
near the base.
The genera name from Latin,
struma; 'a cushion-shaped swelling', and - aria which
relates to 'possessing', a name that refers to the swollen base of the
style. The species name is named after the excellent botanical artist;
Barbara Jeppe, 1921-1999.
This is a winter-grower.