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Eriospermum paradoxum

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Found this plant at Grootscholten.

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Author: John Bellenden Ker Gawler, 1811
Origin:  Western Cape, South Africa
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  2 Centimetres
Height:  10 Centimetres
Flower:  White
Propagate:  Seeds
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Eriospermum arenicola, Poelln.
Eriospermum cylindricum, Marloth
Eriospermum vallis-gratiae, Schltr. ex Poelln.
Loncodilis scapigera, Raf.
Ornithogalum paradoxum, Jacq.
Thaumaza paradoxa, Salisb.

This member of the Eriospermaceae family was described by
John Bellenden Ker Gawler in 1811. It is found on the Western Cape, South Africa. It grow in a well drained soil with some water and lots of sun. The caudex can grow to two centimetres, the stem to ten centimetres height. The flowers are white.

The genera name from Greek; erion; 'woll' and Greek sperma; 'seed'. The species name means 'contrary to the usual type, apparently absurd'.

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