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Photo by Bo I. Jĝrgensen.

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Author: John Gilbert Baker, 1885
Origin:  North-Western South Africa
Soil:  Sand - Grit
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  10 Centimetres
Height:  20 Centimetres
Flower:  Ivory - Pink
Propagate:  Seeds
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Gethyllis britteniana subsp. bruynsii, D.Müll.-Doblies.
Gethyllis britteniana
subsp. herrei, D.Müll.-Doblies.

This member of the Amaryllidaceae  family was given this name by John Gilbert Baker  in 1885. It is found in northwest Cape and Namaqualand in South Africa, growing in a well drained soil like sand or grit with some water and lots of sun. The caudex can grow to ten centimetres in diameter, the entire plant to 20 centimetres in height. The flowers are ivory to pink.

The genera name from Greek gethyon, 'bulb'. The species is named after Mr. Britten.

This is a winter grower.

Drawing by Barbara Jeppe.