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This is
Specks 1464 (Tanzania Iringa Prov.)
It might lack quite some light.

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Author:  Brita Stedje & Mats Thulin, 1995
Origin:  Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Tanzania
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Maximum
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  8 Centimetres
Height:  30 Centimetres
Flower:  Crème / Green / Pink
Propagate:  Seeds/Bulbs
Synonyms:  Scilla kirkii, Baker, 1873.
Drimia angustitepala, Engl.
Drimia hildebrandtii,
Ledebouria hildebrandtii,
U.Müll.-Doblies & D.Müll.-Doblies.
Scilla johnstonii,
Baker ex Oliv.
Urginea corradii,
Chiov. ex Chiarugi.

This member of the Hyacinthaceae* was given this name by Brita Stedje and Mats Thulin in 1995. It is from Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia and Tanzania, growing in well-drained soil with lots of water and some sun. The bulb will grow to eight centimetres, the leaves up to 30 centimetres. The flowers are cream, green and pink.

The genera is named after Prof. Dr. Carl F. von Ledebour, 1785-1851, a German-Estonian botanist. The species name after Sir John Kirk, 1832-1922, a British surgeon, Consul-General and plant collector in East Africa.

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