Bellenden Ker Gawler, 1817
Cape Providence; South Africa
Lily, Josephine's Candelabra Flower
Amaryllis gigantea, Marum.
Amaryllis josephinae, Redouté.
Amaryllis josephiniana, Herb.
Brunsvigia gigantea, Traub.
Brunsvigia glauca, Salisb.
Brunsvigia gydobergensis, D.Müll.-Doblies & U.Müll.-Doblies.
Coburgia josephinae, Herb.
This member of the
Amaryllidaceae family was described by John Bellenden Ker Gawler. It
is found in the Eastern Cape Providence, South Africa. It will grow in everything
to grit, but preferring a well drained soil, some water and lots of
sun. The bulb will grow to 20 centimetres in diameter and 60
centimetres long. The leaves grow up to 60 centimetres. The dark red
flowers appears in autumn, the leaves in winter.
The name Brunsvigia, in
honour of the Duke of Brunswick. The specific name josephinae
was named in honour of the Empress Josephine, Napoleon's first wife.
This is a winter-grower.