John Gilbert Baker, 1896|
S+E South Africa|
Mix: Sand + Clay|
This member of the
was given this name by John Gilbert Baker in 1896. It is found in south and
eastern South Africa, growing in a well drained soil, consisting of clay
and sand, with some water and some sun. The caudex can grow to four centimetres in diameter, the entire plant
to seven centimetres in height. The flowers are whitish.
It only have a
single, bluish heart-shaped, hysteranthous leaf with peculiar flat
enations above, and it is slightly bluish.
The genera name from Greek; erion;
'woll' and Greek sperma; 'seed'. The species name for the shape
of the leave: 'Elk-hornes'.
*)Accordantly to the latest taxonomic system; APG
is now part of
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