A wild plant by Jean Andre Audissou,
A white flower by Paul Cumbleton, Pacificbulbsociety.org.
The leaves by David Gwynne-Evans, Casabio.org.
Drawing by Leigh Voigt.
Harriet Margaret Louisa
South-Western South Africa
Sandy - Mix
White - Pale Pink
This member of the Amaryllidaceae family
was given this name by Harriet Margaret Louisa Bolus in 1929. It is found in
south-western South Africa, growing in a sandy soil with not that much
water water but lots of sun. The caudex can grow to 1,5 centimetres in diameter, the entire plant
to five or even ten centimetres in height. The flowers are white to pinkish.
The genera name from Greek gethyon,
'bulb'. The species is named after the linear leaves.
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