Wild plants by Colin Paterson-Jones,
Wild flowers by Colin Paterson-Jones,
The flower by Jean-François Siraudeau,
The leaf edges by Rimmer de Vries,
Deidré Anne Snijman, 1994
MW South Africa
Mix - Rich
Medium - Maximum
White / Green-Pink
Harriet Margaret Louisa Bolus, 1930.
Periphanes leipoldtii, F.M. Leight. 1948.
Gemmaria leipoldtii, D. Müll.-Doblies & U. Müll.-Doblies, 1985.
This member of the Amaryllidaceae family
was given this name by Deidré Anne Snijman in 1994. It is found in the mid-western
South Africa, growing in a well drained but rather rich soil with some water and
some to lots of sun. The bulb can grow to three centimetres in diameter, the entire plant
to fifteen centimetres in height. The flowers are white with green or pink
The genera name from Latin,
struma; 'a cushion-shaped swelling', and - aria which
relates to 'possessing', a name that refers to the swollen base of the
style. The species name is named after Christian Frederik Louis Leipoldt,
1880-1947, a South African author and plant collector, corresponding
with Harry Bolus, farther in law of the Harriet Margaret Louisa Bolus.
This is a
winter-grower, flowering in late autumn.