|Author: ||Joseph Dalton Hooker, 1869
Medium - Maximum
Yellow - Cream-Coloured, -White
Cyrtanthus mackenii var. cooperi, R.A.Dyer
This member of the Amaryllidaceae family was given this name by
Joseph Dalton Hooker in 1869. It is found
in eastern South Africa, growing in a rich soil with
quite some water and lots of sun. The caudex can grow to two
and a half
centimetres in diameter, the entire plant to 30 centimetres in
flowers are from white over cream and yellow to red.
Cyrtanthus mackenii var.
var. cooperi: Yellow or cream-coloured flowers.
The genera name from Greek;
Kyrtos; 'curved' and Greek; anthos; 'flower' for the curved flower
tube. The species name after Mark J. McKen, the first curator
of the Durban Botanic Garden.
This is an evergreen species.