Fanny Barker, 1984
Province; South Africa
||10 (35) Centimetres
This member of the
Hyacinthaceae family was
given this name by Winsome Fanny Barker in 1984. It is found in the
Cape Province in South Africa, growing in a well
drained soil with some water and some to lots of sun. The bulb
will grow to two and a half centimetre, the leaves reach ten
centimetres high while the pale yellow inflorescences are up to 35
centimetres. They turn reddish by age.
The genera name is in honour of
the Swiss botanist Prof. Werner de Lachenal (Warnerus de la
Chenal), 1739-1800. The species name for Miss Isobel A.
Arbuthnot, 1870-1963, an Irish immigrant to South Africa and herbarium
*)Accordantly to the latest taxonomic system; APG IV 2016, Hyacinthaceae
now part of
This plant will flower in the
real early spring.