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The flowers by Chris Mallek,

Author:  Anna Amelia Obermeyer, 1980
Origin:  Namibia, South Africa
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Minimum
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  10 Centimetres
Height:  20 Centimetres
Flower:  White
Propagate:  Seeds
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Klingia namaquensis. Schonl.
Gethyllis angelicae, Dinter & G.M.Schulze.

This member of the Amaryllidaceae family was given this name by Anna Amelia Obermeyer in 1980. It is from southern Namibia and western South Africa, growing in well drained soil, during the winter. Some water and lots of sun. The caudex grows to ten centimetres, the entire plant reaches 20 centimetres. The flowers are white.

The genera name from Greek gethyon, 'bulb'. The species after the area it is found in: Namaqua desert.

This is a winter grower.


Drawing by Barbara Jeppe.