James Chittenden, 1951
Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, South Africa, Zimbabwe
Medium - Maximum
Flower, Pineapple Lily
Fritillaria autumnalis, Philip Miller, 1768.
Eucomis autumnalis subsp. clavata, Reyneke.
This member of the Hyacinthaceae
family was given this name by Frederick James Chittenden in 1951. It is found in
Lesotho, Malawi, South Africa
and Zimbabwe, growing in a well drained soil
with some water and some to lots of sun. The bulbs will grow up to
centimetres in diameter, the whole plant up to 35 centimetres
height. The flowers are yellowish-green.
The species name means
'having-fair-foliage'. The genera name means 'of autumn'.
*)Accordantly to the latest taxonomic system; APG IV 2016, Hyacinthaceae
now part of