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Photo by Bo I. Jørgensen.

Photo by Bo I. Jørgensen.

Author: Winsome Fanny Barker, 1987
Origin:  Western South Africa
Soil:  Grit - Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  2 Centimetres
Height:  4 Centimetres
Flower:  White
Propagate:  Seeds/Bulbs
Names:  -
Synonyms:  -

This little member of the Hyacinthaceae family was given this name by Winsome Fanny Barker in 1987. It is found in Bitterfontein in the western part of the Cape Province in South Africa, growing in a well drained soil with some water and lots of sun. The caudex can grow to two centimetres in diameter, the entire plant to four centimetres in height. The flowers are white.

The genera name is in honour of the Swiss botanist Prof. Werner de Lachenal (Warnerus de la Chenal )1739-1800. The species name means 'very small'.

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

This is a winter-grower.