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The caudex by Bob Rutemoeller,

Author: John Gilbert Baker, 1876
Origin:  (Botswana) Namibia, South Africa
Soil:  Grit
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  2 Centimetres
Height:  1 (3,5) Centimetres
Flower:  Yellow / Green
Propagate:  Seeds/Bulbs
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Eriospermum confusum, Poelln.
Eriospermum ophioglossoides,

This member of the Eriospermaceae family was given this name by John Gilbert Baker in 1876. It is found in Namibia, South Africa and perhaps Botswana, although they fail to locate it recently. It is growing in a well drained soil like grit with some water and lots of sun. The caudex can grow to two centimetres, the entire plant to one centimetres in height, the single leaf to 3,5 centimetres in diameter. The flowers are yellow with a green stripe.

The genera name from Greek; erion; 'woll' and Greek sperma; 'seed'. The species name referring to the cluster of flowers.

*)Accordantly to the latest taxonomic system; APG IV 2016, Eriospermaceae is now part of the Asparagaceae.