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Eriospermum cooperi

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Flower on a plant in Namibia.

Author:  John Gilbert Baker, 1876
Origin:  Eswatini, Lesotho, South Africa
Soil:  Grit
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  7 Centimetres
Height:  6 Centimetres
Flower:  White
Propagate:  Seeds
Names:  -
Synonyms:  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 IV 2016, Eriospermaceae is now part of the Asparagaceae.

This is a winter-grower.