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Family: HYACINTHACEAE 

 Lachenalia patula 
 

Photo from Library of Archbishopric Castle
nad Gardens Kromeriz, Czech Republik 2005

  
Author:  Nicolaas Joseph von Jacquin 1790
Family:  Hyacinthaceae
Habitat:  Southern Africa
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  1,5 centimetres
Height:  15 centimetres
Flower:  White to Pale Pink
Reproduction:  Seeds/Bulbs
Pop names:  -
Synonyms:  -
This member of the Hyacinthaceae family was described by Nicolaas Joseph von Jacquin in 1790. It is found in Southern Africa, growing in a well drained soil with some water and lots of sun. The bulb will grow to 1,5 centimetres in diameter, the leaves to 15 centimetres in length. The flowers are white to pale pink.

The genera name is in honour of the Swiss botanist Prof. Werner de Lachenal (Warnerus de la Chenal )1739-1800.