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Plants from Namibia.

Author: Hermann Wilhelm Rudolf Marloth, 1984
Origin:  Cape Province; South Africa, Namibia.
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  3 Centimetres
Height:  12 Centimetres
Flower:  ?
Propagate:  Seeds/Bulbs
Names:  -
Synonyms:  -

This member of the Eriospermaceae family was given this name by Hermann Wilhelm Rudolf Marloth after Pauline Lesley Perry 1984. It is found in the Cape Province, South Africa and Namibia, growing in a well drained soil with some water and lots of sun. The caudex can grow to three centimetres in diameter, the leaves up to twelve centimetres.   

The genera name from Greek; erion; 'woll' and Greek sperma; 'seed'. The species name as it is found in the Namaqua desert.

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