|Author: ||Reynolds, 1964
This member of the Aloaceae* family was first described by Reynolds in
1964. It is found in the Mbeya district of Tanzania, growing in grit
with some water and lots of sun. The tuberous roots will get four centimetres
in diameter, the grass-like leaf 25 centimetres long. The flowers are white,
and it can be reproduced by cuttings as well.
The genera name is the ancient
Greek and Latin name. I am not sure which Richard it is named after,
but it could be the French Achille Richard, 1794-1852. Or Louis
Claude Richard, 1774-1821, French too.
')Accordantly to the latest taxonomic system; APG
now part of