Robert Allen Dyer, 1954
+ Southern Africa
White / Maroon
This member of the Eriospermaceae family was described by Robert Allen Dyer
in 1954. It is found in central and southern South Africa. The
caudex can grow to eight centimetres in diameter, the leaves up to
fifteen centimetres. The flowers are white with light maroon stripes. It
in grit with some water and some sun.
I really don't know much about this plant. The Royal
Botanical Garden of Kiew: The family comprises a single genus, with 102
species according to the recent revision, found only in Africa south of
the Sahara, with a concentration in the western Cape Province of South
Africa. It is easily recognised in fruit by the densely hairy seeds, and
also by the bristly neck of old leaf-sheaths and leaves with a
petiole-like base. It has little economic, medicinal or horticultural
value but is botanically interesting for being a very isolated and
The genera name from Greek;
erion; 'woll' and Greek sperma; 'seed'. The species name
after Karl L. P. Zeyher, 1799-1858, a German naturalist and botanical
explorer in South Africa.
*)Accordantly to the latest taxonomic system; APG
is now part of
This is a winter-grower.