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Author:  John Lindley & Joseph Paxton, 1851
Origin:  Eswatini, South Africa, Lesotho, Tanzania
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Minimum
Thickness:  5 Centimetres
Height:  20 Centimetres
Flower:  Green
Propagate:  Seeds/Bulbs
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Drimia 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 is now part of the Asparagaceae.