Pauline Lesley Perry, 1989
Clanwilliam, MW South Africa
Grit - Mix
White / Olive-Green
This member of the
Eriospermaceae* family was given this name by Pauline Lesley Perry in
1989. It is found around Clanwilliam in mid-western South Africa, growing in
grit or another well drained soil with some water and some sun. The caudex can grow to
1,2 centimetres in diameter, the entire plant
to six centimetres in height. The flowers are white with olive-green mid-nerve.
The genera name from Greek; erion; 'woll' and Greek sperma;
'seed'. The species name from Latin; subtilis; 'fine, thinly,
woven' for the leaves.
*)Accordantly to the latest taxonomic system; APG
is now part of
This is a
winter-grower, flowering in the autumn.