John Gilbert Baker, 1876
Benin, Botswana, Burkina, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African
Republic, Chad, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Eswatini,
Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique,
Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Sudan, South Africa,
Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Za´re, Zimbabwe
Anthericum flagelliforme, Baker.
Eriospermum burchellii, Baker.
Eriospermum elatum, Baker.
Eriospermum flagelliforme, J.C.Manning.
Eriospermum fleckii, Schinz.
Eriospermum longipetiolatum, Dammer.
Eriospermum luteorubrum, Baker.
Eriospermum schinzii, Engl. & K.Krause.
Eriospermum seineri, Engl. & K.Krause.
Eriospermum togoense, Dammer.
Schizobasis flagelliformis, Baker.
Bulbine unifolia, Schult.f. ex Baker.
This member of the Eriospermaceae* family was described by
Baker in 1876.
It is found in central, south and eastern Africa. The flowers are yellow.
The caudex can grow to six centimetres in diameter, the single/few
leaves up to twelve centimetres. The flowers are yellow.
I really don't know much about this plant. The Royal
Botanical Garden of Kiev: "The family comprises a single genus, with 102
species according to the recent revision, found only in Africa south of
the Sahara, with a concentration in the western Cape Province of South
Africa. It is easily recognised in fruit by the densely hairy seeds, and
also by the bristly neck of old leaf-sheaths and leaves with a
petiole-like base. It has little economic, medicinal or horticultural
value but is botanically interesting for being a very isolated and
The genera name from Greek; erion;
'woll' and Greek sperma; 'seed'. The species name means 'from
Abyssinica', present day Ethiopia.
*)Accordantly to the latest taxonomic system; APG
is now part of
This is a winter grower.