Harriet Margaret Louisa
Cape Province; South Africa
White - Cream
Gethyllis multifolia, Harriet Margaret
Louisa Bolus, 1929 ?
This member of the Amaryllidaceae family
was given this name by Harriet Margaret Louisa Bolus in 1929. It is found in
southern South Africa, growing in a sandy soil with some water and lots
of sun. The bulb can grow to four centimetres in diameter, the entire plant
to twelve centimetres in height. The flowers are from white to cream-coloured.
The genera name from Greek gethyon,
'bulb'. The species is named after the bell-shaped flower.
This is a
winter-grower, flowering in the summertime.