Pauline Lesley Perry, 1989
N Calvinia; W South Africa
Medium - Maximum
White / Pale Green
This member of the
was given this name by Pauline Lesley Perry in 1989. It is found north of Calvinia, inland in western South Africa, growing in a heavy clay soil with
some water and some to lots of sun. The caudex can grow to 2,5 centimetres in diameter, the entire plant
to eight centimetres in height. The flowers are white with very pale green
The genera name from Greek; erion; 'woll' and Greek sperma;
'seed'. The species name from on the Latin; lam-; 'shining'
and maginatum; 'edges' for the leaves - or rather the hairy
attachments on them. The attractive white furry collar to the orbicular
prostrate leaves makes this an easily recognizable species in leaf.
*)Accordantly to the latest taxonomic system; APG
is now part of
Blooming in late autumn, then the
leaves emerges in winter.