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A wild plant by Jean Andre Audissou, Inaturalist.org.
I would appreciate additional photos. E-m@ail.me.


Drawing by Leigh Voigt.

Author: 

Dieter Mueller-Dombois, 1986

Family: 

AMARYLLIDACEAE

Origin: 

Cape Province; South Africa

Soil: 

Mix

Water: 

Medium

Sun: 

Medium - Maximum

Thickness: 

4 Centimetres

Height: 

17 Centimetres

Flower: 

White

Propagate: 

Seeds/Bulbs

Names: 

-

Synonyms: 

-

This member of the Amaryllidaceae family was given this name by Dieter Mueller-Dombois in 1986. It is found in southern South Africa, growing in a well drained soil with some water and some to lots of sun. The bulb can grow to four centimetres in diameter, the entire plant to 17 centimetres in height. The flowers are white.

The genera name from Greek gethyon, 'bulb'. The species name after Heinz Ellenberg, 1913-1993, a German biologist and botanist, who worked with Dieter Mueller-Dombois.

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