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Origin in Sodwana, South Africa.

Author: Carl Sigismund Kunth, 1843
Origin:  Eswatini, Lesotho, South Africa
Soil:  Sand
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  3 Centimetres
Height:  20 Centimetres
Flower:  White / Deep purple
Propagate:  Seeds
Names:  Wilde Knoflok
Synonyms:  Anthericum asperatum Baker,1872.
Trachyandra asperata var. basutoensis, Oberm.
Trachyandra asperata
var. carolinensis, Oberm.
Trachyandra asperata
var. macowanii, Oberm.
Trachyandra asperata
var. nataglencoensis, Oberm.
Trachyandra asperata
var. stenophylla, Oberm.
Trachyandra asperata
var. swaziensis, Oberm.

This member of the Anthericaceae family was described by Carl Sigismund Kunth in 1843. It is found in Eswatini, Lesotho and South Africa, growing in sand with some water and lots of sun. The bulb grow up to three centimetres in diameter, the whole plant up to 20 centimetres. The flowers are white with a dark stripe.

The genera name means 'round fruits'. The species name means 'roughened'.

')Accordantly to the latest taxonomic system; APG IV 2016, Anthericaceae is now part of the Asparagaceae.