Wild plants by Nick Helme,
The bulb by Joan Kleynhans,
Gethyllis barkerae subsp.
paucifolius, Dietrich Müller-Doblies, 1986 from V3.boldsystems.org.
The pink flowers by Paul Cumbleton,
Dietrich Müller-Doblies, 1986
Cape Province; South Africa
Medium - Maximum
White - Pale Pink
subsp. paucifolia, D.Müll.-Doblies.
This member of the Amaryllidaceae family
was given this name by Dietrich Müller-Doblies in 1986. It is found in the
southern South Africa, growing in a sandy soil with some water and some
to lots of sun. The bulb can grow to two centimetres in diameter, the entire plant
to four centimetres in height. The flowers are white to pale pink.
The genera name from Greek gethyon,
'bulb'. The species is named after Winsome Fanny Barker,
1907-1994, erstwhile Curator of the Compton Herbarium at Kirstenbosch
National Botanical Garden in Cape Town.
This is a
winter-grower, flowering in the summertime.