Anthony Salisbury, 1985
||15 (25) Centimetres
Strumaria gemmata, Ker Gawl. 1814.
Benth. & Hook. f. 1883.
Imhofia gemmata, Herb. 1837.
Periphanes gemmata, F.M. Leight. 1948.
Hessea burchelliana, Benth. & Hook.f.
Imhofia bergiana, Kunth.
Imhofia burchelliana, Herb.
Strumaria undulata, P.J.Bergius ex Kunth .
This member of the
Amaryllidaceae family was given this name by Richard Anthony
Salisbury in 1985. It is found
in large part of South Africa, growing in a well drained soil with
little to some water and lots of sun. The bulb can grow to two
and a half
centimetres in diameter, the two or three hairy leaves, appearing
after the flowers, are from five to
fifteen centimetres in
length and vary from almost round to quite narrow. The
flowers are white to real pale yellow.
The genera name from Latin;
gemma; 'pearl' or 'bud'. The species name must be the same?