Gilbert Baker, 1876
(Botswana) Namibia, South Africa
||1 (3,5) Centimetres
Yellow / Green
Eriospermum confusum, Poelln.
Eriospermum ophioglossoides, Schltr.
This member of the Eriospermaceae family was given this name by
John Gilbert Baker in 1876. It is found
in Namibia, South Africa and perhaps Botswana, although they fail to
locate it recently. It is growing in a well drained soil like grit with
some water and lots of sun. The caudex can grow to two
centimetres, the entire plant to one
centimetres in height, the single leaf to 3,5 centimetres in
flowers are yellow with a green stripe.
The genera name from Greek;
erion; 'woll' and Greek sperma; 'seed'. The species name referring to the
cluster of flowers.
*)Accordantly to the latest taxonomic system; APG
is now part of