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Wild plants by Nick Helme, Inaturalist.nz


The bulb by Joan Kleynhans, Inaturalist.nz.


Gethyllis barkerae subsp. paucifolius, Dietrich Müller-Doblies, 1986 from V3.boldsystems.org.


The pink flowers by Paul Cumbleton, Pacificbulbsociety.org.

Author: 

Dietrich Müller-Doblies, 1986

Family: 

AMARYLLIDACEAE

Origin: 

Cape Province; South Africa

Soil: 

Sandy

Water: 

Medium

Sun: 

Medium - Maximum

Thickness: 

2 Centimetres

Height: 

4 Centimetres

Flower: 

White  - Pale Pink

Propagate: 

Seeds/Bulbs

Names: 

-

Synonyms: 

Gethyllis barkerae subsp. paucifolia, D.Müll.-Doblies.

This member of the Amaryllidaceae family was given this name by Dietrich Müller-Doblies in 1986. It is found in the southern South Africa, growing in a sandy soil with some water and some to lots of sun. The bulb can grow to two centimetres in diameter, the entire plant to four centimetres in height. The flowers are white to pale pink.

The genera name from Greek gethyon, 'bulb'. The species is named after  Winsome Fanny Barker, 1907-1994, erstwhile Curator of the Compton Herbarium at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden in Cape Town.

This is a winter-grower, flowering in the summertime.


The white flowers by Nick Helme,  Inaturalist.nz.


Drawing by Leigh Voigt..