Photo by Nick Helme, Biodiversity4all.org.
A single leaf by Nicola van Berkel,
The caudex by Nicola van Berkel, Biodiversity4all.org.
Pauline Lesley Perry, 1989
Gourits River - Great Brak
River; Southern South Africa
White / Green / Red
This member of the
was given this name by Pauline Lesley Perry in 1989. It is found from Gourits
River to Great Brak River in southern South Africa, growing in a well drained soil with
some water and some sun. The caudex can grow to
0,8 centimetres in diameter but five centimetres long, the entire plant
to 6,5 centimetres in height. The flowers are white with green midnerve and
faint red striations.
The genera name from Greek; erion; 'woll' and Greek sperma;
'seed'. The species means 'resembling a worm in shape' for the
*)Accordantly to the latest taxonomic system; APG
is now part of
This is a
winter-grower, flowering in the autumn.