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Photo by Radmila Matulová.

Author: Richard Anthony Salisbury, 1985
Origin:  Southern South Africa
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  2,5 Centimetres
Height:  15 (25) Centimetres
Flower:  White - Pale Yellow
Propagate:  Seeds
Names:  Jewlled-Flowered Strumaria
Synonyms:  Strumaria gemmata, Ker Gawl. 1814.
Hessea gemmata
, Benth. & Hook. f. 1883.
Imhofia gemmata
, Herb. 1837.
Periphanes gemmata,
F.M. Leight. 1948.
Hessea burchelliana, Benth. & Hook.f.
Imhofia bergiana,
Imhofia burchelliana,
Strumaria undulata,
P.J.Bergius ex Kunth .

This member of the Amaryllidaceae family was given this name by Richard Anthony Salisbury in 1985. It is found in large part of South Africa, growing in a well drained soil with little to some water and lots of sun. The bulb can grow to two and a half centimetres in diameter, the two or three hairy leaves, appearing after the flowers, are from five to fifteen centimetres in length and vary from almost round to quite narrow. The flowers are white to real pale yellow.

The genera name from Latin; gemma; 'pearl' or 'bud'. The species name must be the same?

The leaves by Hans Joschko.