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The flowers by Panos & Stavros.

Author: Selmar Schönland, 1910
Origin:  Southern Namibia, South-Western South Africa
Soil:  Grit
Water:  Minimum - Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  3,5 Centimetres
Height:  5,5 Centimetres
Flower:  Greenish White
Propagate:  Seeds
Names:  -
Synonyms:  -

This member of the Eriospermaceae family was given this name by Selmar Schönland in 1910. It is found in southern Namibia and south-western South Africa, growing in grit or another well drained soil with little water and lots of sun. The caudex can grow to three and a half centimetres in diameter, the entire plant to five and a half centimetres in height. The flowers are greenish white.

The genera name from Greek; erion; 'woll' and Greek sperma; 'seed'. The species name after  Johann Franz Drège, 19th century German-born botanical collector and horticulturist.

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

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