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My poor plant could do with some more sun!

Photo from Specks Exotica.

Author: Reynolds, 1964
Family:  ALOACEAE*
Origin:  Tanzania
Soil:  Grit
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  4 Centimetres
Height:  25 Centimetres
Flower:  White (Light Red?)
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  -
Synonyms:  -

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 IV 2016,  Aloaceae is now part of the Asphodelaceae.

Photo from Specks Exotica.