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A wild plant by S Molteno, Wikidata.org.

Author: 

John Gilbert Baker, 1876

Family: 

ERIOSPERMACEAE*

Origin: 

Robertson Karoo; SW South Africa

Soil: 

Clayish Gravel

Water: 

Minimum - Medium

Sun: 

Maximum

Thickness: 

4 Centimetres

Height: 

4-10 Centimetres

Flower: 

White

Propagate: 

Seeds/Corms

Names: 

-

Synonyms: 

Eriospermum coralliferum, Hermann Wilhelm Rudolf Marloth, 1929.

This member of the Eriospermaceae family was given this name by John Gilbert Baker in 1876. It is found in the Robertson Karoo region in south-western South Africa, growing in a well drained clayish soil with little to some water and lots of sun. The corm can grow to four centimetres in diameter, the solitary hysteranthous leaf from four to ten centimetres in height. The flowers are white.

The genera name from Greek; erion; 'woll' and Greek sperma; 'seed'. The genera name Described from a drawing of a plant received from James Bowie, 17891869, an English botanist and plant collector for KEW.

*)Accordantly to the latest taxonomic system; APG IV 2016, Eriospermaceae is now part of the Asparagaceae.

This is a winter-grower


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