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Family: HYACINTHACEAE 

 Veltheimia capensis
 
  
Author:  Augustin Pyramus de Candolle 1807
Family:  Hyacinthaceae
Habitat:  Karoo, Namaqualand, South Africa, Namibia
Soil:  Sand or Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  6 centimetres
Height:  40 centimetres
Flower:  Pink-Red
Reproduction:  Seeds/Bulbs
Pop names:  -
Synonyms:  Veltheimia glauca, Jacquin. Veltheimia  roodeae, Philips 1924. Veltheimia  deasii, Barnes 1931.

Early stage of the flower, which turns bright red.

   This member of the Hyacinthaceae family was given this name by Augustin Pyramus de Candolle. It is found in Karoo, Namaqualand, South Africa and Namibia, growing in sand or well drained soil with some water and lots of sun. The bulb will grow up to six centimetres in diameter, the leaves will get 40 centimetres long. The flowers are pale pink to dark red.

Named after August Ferdinand von Veltheim (1741-1801) of Brunswick, a German patron of botany.

From Kirstenbosck BG, ZA.

From Karoo BG, ZA.