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Photo from Le Cactus Urbain.

Photo from The flower, not the leaves.

Author:  William Townsend Aiton, 1811 
Origin:  Southern South Africa
Soil:  Grit - Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  25 Centimetres
Height:  5 Centimetres
Flower:  Pink
Propagate:  Seeds/Bulbs
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Amaryllis radula, Jacquin, 1797.
Coburgia radula, Herb. ex Steud.

This member of the Amaryllidaceae family was given this name by William Townsend Aiton in 1811. It is found in Southern South Africa, growing in grit or other well drained soil with some water and lots of sun. The bulb can grow up to 25 centimetres in diameter, the leaves only get  ten centimetres long. The pink flowers appears before the leaves.

The name Brunsvigia, in honour of the Duke of Brunswick. The species name referring to the teeth-like structures on the leaves.