Henry Harvey, 1837
South Africa, Zimbabwe
Garlic, Pink Agapanthus
cepacea L. f. 1781:
Omentaria violacea, Kuntze, 1891.
Tulbaghia violacea subsp. macmasteri, Vosa.
This member of the Alliaceae family was given this name by
William Henry Harvey in 1837. It is found
in eastern South Africa up to Zimbabwe, growing in a sandy soil with
some water and lots of sun. The caudex can grow to three and a
centimetres in diameter, the entire plant to 50 centimetres in
flowers are violet to white.
The genera is named after Ryk Tulbagh, governor of the Cape of
Good Hope. The species is named
')Accordantly to the latest taxonomic system; APG
Alliaceae is now part of