Dieter Mueller-Dombois, 1986
Cape Province; South Africa
Medium - Maximum
This member of the
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.