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Family: COLCHICACEAE 

 Colchicum capense
 

Photo by Siegfried Casper.

  
Author:  John Charles Manning & Annika Vinnersten 2007
Family:  Colchicaceae
Habitat:  Western Cape, South Africa
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  3 centimetres
Height:  10 centimetres
Flower:  White
Reproduction:  Seeds/Bulbs
Pop names:  -
Synonyms:  Melanthium capense, Carl Linnaeus 1762. Androcymbium capense, George Claridge Druce 1914
This member of the Colchicaceae family was given this name by John Charles Manning & Annika Vinnersten in 2007. It is found grass land of the Western Cape in South Africa, growing in a well drained soil with some water and some sun. The bulbs will grow to three centimetres, the stemless plant up to fifteen centimetres in height. The flowers are white and will be seen in the spring.