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Found this plant at Kakteen Haage.

Came with the name: Anthericum fruticosum, Salisb.


The caudex by Voytek Zychowski.


Found this plant at Grootscholten.


The flowers by Voytek Zychowski.

Author:  Anna Amelia Obermayer, 1962
Family:  ANTHERICACEAE*
Origin:  Botswana, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, Somalia, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Yemen, Zambia, Za´re, Zimbabwe
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  5 Centimetres
Height:  50 Centimetres
Flower:  White
Propagate:  Seeds/Root Cuttings
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Anthericum saltii, Baker, 1876.
Anthericum albovaginatum, Peter ex Poelln.
Anthericum amboense,
Poelln.
Anthericum aristatum,
Poelln.
Anthericum betschuanicum,
Poelln.
Anthericum blepharophyllum,
Peter ex Poelln.
Anthericum brevitepalum,
Poelln.
Anthericum cepifolium,
Dinter & Poelln.
Anthericum crassiusculum,
Dinter.
Anthericum gracilitepalum,
Poelln.
Anthericum harrarense,
Poelln.
Anthericum kassneri,
Poelln.
Anthericum lanzae,
Cufod.
Anthericum micranthum,
Baker.
Anthericum oatesii,
Baker.
Anthericum omissum,
Poelln.
Anthericum saltii
var. oatesii, Cufod.
Anthericum secundum,
K.Krause & Dinter.
Chlorophytum pilosum,
Dammer.
Urginea pilosula,
Engl.
Trachyandra reflexipilosa,
Oberm.

This member of Anthericaceae* family was given this name by Anna Amelia Obermayer in 1962. It is found in the eastern Africa, down to the south, growing in a well drained soil with some water and lots of sun. The caudex can grow to five centimetres in diameter, the grass-like leaves to 50 centimetres. The flowers are white, and beside seeds, it can be reproduced by root-cuttings.

The genera name means 'round fruits'. The species name after Jonathan Salt, 1759-1815, a British botanist, lichenologist, scientist, zoologist and  entomologist.

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


The flower by Voytek Zychowski.