J. C. Manning & P. Goldblatt, 2004
SW South Africa
White - Yellow / Green
Albuca setosa, Nicolaus Joseph von Jacquin, 1797.
Branciona setosa, Richard
Anthony Salisbury, 1866.
Albuca affinis, J.M.Wood & M.S.Evans.
Albuca baurii, Baker.
Albuca pachychlamys, Baker.
Albuca patersoniae, Schönland.
This member of the
was given this name by
John C. Manning and Peter Goldblatt in 2004, however, the basionym: Albuca setosa
is still widely used. It is found in south-western South Africa, growing in a well drained soil with
some water and lots of sun. The bulb can grow to four centimetres in diameter, the entire plant
from 15 to 50 centimetres in height. The flowers are from white to
yellow with green stripes.
genera name from Greek: ornithos; 'bird' and gala;
'milk'. The species name setosum is derived from Latin seta
meaning 'bristle' (or hairy), this refers to the top of the bulb.
*)Accordantly to the latest taxonomic system; APG IV 2016, Hyacinthaceae
now part of