Carl Peter Thunberg, 1782
SW South Africa
Sand - Calymix
Minimum - Medium
White - Pink
Papiria villosa, Carl
Peter Thunberg, 1776.
This member of the Amaryllidaceae family
was given this name by Carl Peter Thunberg in 1782. It is found in south-western
South Africa, growing in a well drained sandy or clayish soil with
little water and some sun. The caudex can grow to 2,5 centimetres in diameter, the entire plant
from four to fifteen centimetres in height. The flowers are white to
The genera name from Greek gethyon,
'bulb'. The species name villosa, meaning hairy, referring to the
This is a
winter-grower, having flowers in the early spring.