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Drawing by Barbara Jeppe of N. l. krigei / N. krigei.

Drawing by Barbara Jeppe.

Author: T.A. Durand & Hans Schinz, 1894
Origin:  Southern Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, Zimbabwe
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  15 Centimetres
Height:  30 Centimetres
Flower:  White - Pink
Propagate:  Seeds/Bulbs
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Amaryllis laticoma, Ker Gawl.
Brunsvigia laticoma,
Imhofia laticoma,
Loxanthes laticoma,
Nerine duparquetiana
Nerine falcata
W.F. Barker.
Nerine lucida
Nerine krigei
, Winsome Fanny Barker, 1932 = Nerine laticoma subsp. krigei, Hamilton Paul Traub, 1967.
Nerine laticoma subsp. huttoniae, Traub.

This member of the Amaryllidaceae family was given this name by Théophile Alexis Durand and Hans Schinz in 1894. It is found from the southern Botswana through Namibia to southern South Africa and Zimbabwe, growing in a well drained soil with quite some water in summer and lots of sun. The bulb can grow to fifteen centimetres, the whole plant to 30 centimetres. The flowers are from almost white to dark pink with a darker centre-nerve.

 They might not response well to have their bulb exposed. To get them to flower, the temperature have to be high, might take 38-42C.

The genera name from nereids referring to the sea-nymphs in Greek mythology. The species name from Latin latus; 'broad' and -coma; 'hair' or 'mane' for the leaves.

In some areas, they are almost total ground covering.

This is N. i. huttoniae by Barbara Jeppe.

Drawing by Barbara Jeppe.