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Family: HYACINTHACEAE 

 Lachenalia rubida
 

 

  
Author:  Nicolaas Joseph von Jacquin (Year?)
Family:  Hyacinthaceae
Habitat:  Southern Africa
Soil:  Mix or Sand
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  3 centimetres
Height:  20 centimetres
Flower:  Pink
Reproduction:  Seeds/Bulbs
Pop names:  Sand Viooltjie
Synonyms:  Lachenalia punctata Jacquin

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

   This member of the Hyacinthaceae family was described by Nicolaas Joseph von Jacquin. It is found in Southern Africa, growing in sand or other well drained soil with some water and lots of sun. The bulb will grow to three centimetres in diameter, the leaves to 20 centimetres long. The flowers are pink.

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