Pauline Lesley Perry, 1989
Van Rhynsdorp, Clanwilliam,
Biedouw Valley; MW South Africa
White / Olive-Green / Red
This member of the
was given this name by Pauline Lesley Perry in 1989. It is found in Van
Rhynsdorp, Clanwilliam and Biedouw Valley; mid-western South Africa, growing in a well drained soil with
some water and lots of sun. The caudex can grow to
four centimetres in diameter, the entire plant
to eight centimetres in height. The flowers are white with olive-green mid-nerve
and slight red striations near the apex.
The genera name from Greek; erion; 'woll' and Greek sperma;
'seed'. The species name for the lax inflorescence.
*)Accordantly to the latest taxonomic system; APG
is now part of
in late autumn, then the leaves emerges in winter.