John Lindley, 1835|
Southern South Africa|
Clay - Mix|
Yellow - Red|
Jewels of the Desert|
Daubenya coccinea, John Gilbert Baker,
Massonia aurea, Don, 1839.
Daubenya fulva, Lindl.
Massonia lutea, Lindl.
This member of the
was given this name by John Lindley in 1835. It is found in the Roggeveld
Mountains of South Africa, growing in a well drained soil with some water and
lots of sun. The bulb can grow to 3,5 centimetres in diameter, the entire plant
to five centimetres in height. The flowers are either bright yellow or bright red.
The genera name was
given by British botanist John Lindley in honour of his compatriot,
Charles Giles Bridle Daubeny, 1795-1867.
The species name aureus, refers to the golden yellow flowering
form of this species.
*)Accordantly to the latest taxonomic system; APG IV 2016, Hyacinthaceae
now part of