John Gilbert Baker,
Eswatini, Lesotho, South
||Eriospermum cooperi var. natalense, P.L.Perry
This member of the Eriospermaceae
family was described by John Gilbert Baker in 1876. It is found in the southern
part of Africa, growing in grit or well-drained soil with some water
and some sun. The caudex can grow to seven centimetres in diameter,
the leaves up to six centimetres in height. The flowers are white, and it is only possible
to reproduced it by seeds.
The genera name from Greek;
erion; 'woll' and Greek sperma; 'seed'. The species name
after Dr. James G. Cooper, 19th century geologist.
*)Accordantly to the latest taxonomic system; APG
is now part of
This is a winter-grower.