John Gilbert Baker,
Namibia, Northern South Africa
||Green / White
Might be: Massonia bifolia, J.C.Manning & Goldblatt,
Basilea bifolia, Poiret, 1810.
William Henry Harvey.
Melanthium massoniifolium, Andrews.
This member of the Hyacinthaceae
family was given this name by John Gilbert Baker in 1873. It is found in
Namibia and northern South Africa. It preferring grit or a well drained
soil with some water and lots of sun. The bulb will grow to 2,5
centimetres in diameter, the 15 centimetres long leaves lay flat on
genera name after John Whitehead, 1833-1896, an English cotton
operative, bryologist and discovered Chara braunii. The
species name means 'two leaves'.
*)Accordantly to the latest taxonomic system; APG IV 2016, Hyacinthaceae
now part of
This is a winter-grower.