Richtersveld, Cape Province; South Africa
White / Green
be: Albuca scabrocostata, J.C.Manning & Goldblatt,
Ornithogalum scabrocostatum, Ute Müller-Doblies &
This newly discovered member of
Hyacinthaceae family was given this name by Franz Speta in 2001.
It is found in the Richtersveld and Cape Province in South Africa,
growing in a well drained soil with some water and lots of sun. The
bulb will grow up to four centimetres in diameter, the whole plant
will reach for fifteen centimetres. The flowers are white with a
The genera name from From Old
French coillon 'testicle'. The species name from scabrous;
'rough and covered with', or 'as if with, scabs' and costatus;
'ribbed' or 'having ribs'.
*)Accordantly to the latest taxonomic system; APG IV 2016, Hyacinthaceae
now part of