Previous plant

Rhadamanthus montanus

Next plant

Photo by Bulbophile.

Author: Rune Bertil Nordenstam, 1970
Origin:  Southern South Africa
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  5 Centimetres
Height:  25 Centimetres
Flower:  White - Pale Yellow
Propagate:  Seeds/Bulbs
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Might be: Drimia convallarioides, J.C. Manning & Goldblatt, 2000.
Hyacinthus convallarioides,
Drege ex Baker, 1876.
Rhadamanthus convallarioides,

This member of the Hyacinthaceae family was described by Rune Bertil Nordenstam in 1970. It is found in southern South Africa, growing in a well drained soil with some water and some sun. The bulbs can grow up to five centimetres in diameter, the whole plant will grow up to 25 centimetres. The flowers are white to pale yellow.

The genera name after Rhadamanthus, son of Zeus and Europa. Not a botanist at all. The species name means 'from the mountains'. 

*)Accordantly to the latest taxonomic system; APG IV 2016, Hyacinthaceae is now part of the Asparagaceae.