John Lindley & Joseph Paxton, 1851
Africa, Lesotho, Tanzania
petiolata, K.Koch & C.D.Bouché.
Drimiopsis minor, Baker.
Ledebouria petiolata, J.C.Manning & Goldblatt.
This member of the Hyacinthaceae family was described by John Lindley
and Joseph Paxton in 1851. Found in
Eswatini, Lesotho, Tanzania and South Africa. Easy with soil,
water and sun. The bulb grows to five centimetres the left to 20 centimetres. The flowers are
green to white-crème. I pinched mine in Dom Knieke
(world largest bookshop), Moscow in 1984.
The genera name from Greek;
drimys; 'sharp' or 'cutting' for the pointed capsules. The
species name means 'spotted', 'stained' or 'blotched'.
Could be a bit bulb-like to be a caudiciform, but I have had it since
1984, and I like it! It's a fine small plant.
*)Accordantly to the latest taxonomic system; APG IV 2016, Hyacinthaceae
now part of