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Family: AMARYLLIDACEAE 

 Strumaria tenella
 


This is the flowers of Strumaria tenella subsp.
orientalis. Photo by Terry Smale.

  
Author:  Deirdré Anne Snijman 1994
Family:  Amaryllidaceae
Habitat:  South Africa
Soil:  Grit or Mix
Water:  Minimum
Sun:  Medium-Maximum
Thickness:  1,5 centimetres
Height:  10-15 centimetres
Flower:  White-Pink
Reproduction:  Seeds/Bulbs
Pop names:  -
Synonyms:  Hessea tenella Oberm. Periphanes strumosa F.M.Leight. Crinum tenellum L.f. Tedingea tenella D.Müll.-Doblies & U.Müll.-Doblies. Tedingea transkarooica D.Müll.-Doblies & U.Müll.-Doblies. Hessea filifolia Benth. & Hook. Leucojum strumosum Aiton
This tiny member of the Amaryllidaceae family was given this name by Deirdré Anne Snijman in 1994. It is found in South Africa: Strumaria tenella subsp. orientalis is found in the east, Strumaria tenella subsp. tenella to the west, receiving winter rain. It grow in grit or other well drained soil with little water and some to lots of sun. The narrow, grass-like leaves get 10 centimetres long, the inflorescence up to 15 centimetres, and unlike other Strumarias, it can be seen along with the (evergreen) leaves. The flowers are from pure white to light pink.

Can both be winter- and summer growing.