Nicolaas Joseph von Jacquin, 1797
Cape Provinces; Southern
Should be: Lachenalia
punctata, Nicolaas Joseph von Jacquin, 1789, as it
was published first.
Lachenalia tigrina, Jacq.
Aletris linguiformis, Burm.f.
This member of the
Hyacinthaceae family was described by Nicolaas Joseph von Jacquin in
1797. It is found in
southern South Africa, growing in sand or other well drained soil with some
water and lots of sun. The bulb will grow to three centimetres in
diameter, the leaves to 20 centimetres long. The flowers are pink.
It turns out
Nicolaas Joseph von Jacquin have described and named this
plant twice. As it have been a bit hard to find the year of
publishing, it have lived with the latest name - which is
The genera name is in honour
of the Swiss botanist Prof. Werner de Lachenal (Warnerus de la
Chenal )1739-1800. The species name means 'red'.
*)Accordantly to the latest taxonomic system; APG IV 2016, Hyacinthaceae
now part of