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Family: HYACINTHACEAE 

 Resnova megaphylla
 

Found this plant at Grootscholten.

  
Author:  Julian M H Shaw 2012
Family:  Hyacinthaceae 
Habitat:  Eastern Southern Africa
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  3 centimetres
Height:  2 (7,5) centimetres
Flower:  Dark Pink
Reproduction:  Seeds/Bulbs
Pop names:  -
Synonyms:  -

Wild plants in Roosenenkal. Photo by Prof. Neil Crouch.

Plant with bulb by Roy Mottram.

    This small member of the Hyacinthaceae family might be described by Julian M. H. Shaw in 2012. I can not find it on IPNI or Tropicos, but it is mentioned other places. It is from eastern South Africa, and seems to do fine in grit with little water and some sun. The eight centimetres long leaves, usually two, but some do have only one or three, will lay flat on the ground. The dark pink flower will get 20 centimetres high.

 Unfortunately, it seems like it prefers to have the bulb buried.

The genera name; Resnova, means "New Thing".

 The first mention of this species seems to originate from a ecological survey: "Determining the  conservation value of land in Mpumalanga" from 2002. Here it is listed as Resnova megaphylla, Hankey ined. Julian M H Shaw published a proper description in CactusWorld Vol. 30.

 

Wild plant in Roosenenkal. Photo by Prof. Neil Crouch.