Wild plants in Roosenenkal.
Photo by Prof. Neil Crouch.
Plant with bulb by Roy
This small member of the Hyacinthaceae family
might be described by Julian M. H. Shaw in 2012. I can not find it on IPNI or
but it is mentioned other places. It is from eastern South Africa, and seems
to do fine in grit with little water and some sun. The eight
centimetres long leaves, usually two, but some do have only one or
three, will lay flat on the ground. The dark pink
flower will get 20 centimetres high.
Unfortunately, it seems
like it prefers to have the bulb buried.
The genera name; Resnova,
means "New Thing".
The first mention of this
species seems to originate from a
ecological survey: "Determining the conservation value of land
in Mpumalanga" from 2002. Here it is listed as Resnova megaphylla,
Hankey ined. Julian M H Shaw published a proper description
in CactusWorld Vol. 30.