Pauline Lesley Perry, 1989
Western South Africa
Medium - Maximum
Whitish / Green
This member of the
was given this name by Pauline Lesley Perry in 1989. It is found in
Nieuwoudtville District; western South Africa, growing in a well drained
clayish soil with some water and some to lots of sun. The caudex can grow to
two centimetres in diameter, the entire plant
to three centimetres in height. The flowers are whitish with a greenish nerve in
The single leaf is bearing numerous short, straight, cylindrical green
enations approximately one millimetre high, the apex of each bearing a
tuft of transparent hairs; margin with scattered transparent hairs. The
underside is reddish. It occurs after the flowers.
genera name from Greek; erion; 'woll' and Greek sperma;
'seed'. The species name after the woolly leaves.
*)Accordantly to the latest taxonomic system; APG
is now part of
This is a winter-grower.