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Family: LANARIACEAE 

 Lanaria lanata
 

Photo by Christine Wakfer, the Fernkloof Nature Reserve.

  
Author:  George Claridge Druce 1914 (Théophile Alexis Durand & Hans Schinz 1895 ?)
Family:  Lanariaceae
Habitat:  Cape Province, South Africa
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium-Maximum
Thickness:  2-3 centimetres
Height:  30-80 centimetres
Flower:  White/Mauve
Reproduction:  Seeds
Pop names:  Kapokblom, Perdekapok, Cape Edelweiss
Synonyms:  Hyacinthus lanatus, Carl Linnaeus 1753.( Lanaria plumosa, Ait 1789 ?)
This member of the Lanariaceae family was given this name by George Claridge Druce in 1914. It is found in the Cape Province of South Africa, growing in a well drained soil with some water and some to lots of sun sun. The woody and swollen roots can grow to three centimetres in diameter, the plant will grow from 30 to 80 centimetres in height. The flowers are mauve and almost hidden in a wool-like cluster.

From Greek: lana  meaning  woolly (flower).