This drawing show the leaf and caudex.
A leaf with the red underside from
The inflorescence by Karoopixie,
Same drawing as the top, here with the
Terence Macleane Salter, 1941
Southern South Africa
Medium - Maximum
White - Yellow - Brownish
Carl von Linnaeus, 1753.
Eriospermum latifolium, Nicolaus Joseph von
Eriospermum capense subsp. stoloniferum (Marloth) P.L.Perry
This member of the
was given this name by Terence Macleane Salter in 1941. It is found widespread in
southern South Africa, growing in a well drained clayish soil with some water and
some to lots of sun. The caudex can grow to six centimetres in diameter, the entire plant
to five centimetres in height, although the leaf might reach eight centimetres
in length. It is reddish underneath. The flowers are from white over
yellow to brownish.
genera name from Greek; erion; 'woll' and Greek sperma;
'seed'. The species name after The Cape where it is found in South
*)Accordantly to the latest taxonomic system; APG
is now part of
This is a winter-grower, but it
flowers at summertime.
Wild plants by Jill Blignaut,
The flower by Karoopixie, Ispotnature.org.
The exposed caudex from