Deidré Anne Snijman, 2005
Sonberg Mountain Range; S
This member of the Amaryllidaceae family
was given this name by Deidré Anne Snijman in 2005. It is found in the Zonneberg/Sonberg
Mountain Range in southern Namibia, growing in a well drained but rich soil with
some water and lots of sun. The bulb can grow to four centimetres in diameter, the entire plant
to fifteen centimetres in height. The flowers are white.
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 from Latin; speciosa meaning ‘beautiful’
for the head of flowers.
Flower in late
autumn, followed by the leaves during winter.