Pauline Lesley Perry, 1989
S Van Rhynsdorp; MW South
Light Cream / Green / Red
This member of the
was given this name by Pauline Lesley Perry in 1989. It is found south of Van
Rhynsdorp in mid-western South Africa, growing in a clayish soil with
some water and lots of sun. The caudex can grow to three centimetres in diameter, the entire plant
to nine centimetres in height. The flowers are pale cream with green mid-nerve
and overlaid with fine red striations.
genera name from Greek; erion; 'woll' and Greek sperma;
'seed'. The species name from Greek; erion 'woolly' and
-orum; '-like', for the leaf.
This is a
winter-grower, blooming in the spring.