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A wild plant by Jean Andre Audissou, Ispotnature.org.


A white flower by Paul Cumbleton, Pacificbulbsociety.org.


The leaves by David Gwynne-Evans, Casabio.org.


Drawing by Leigh Voigt.

Author: 

Harriet Margaret Louisa Bolus, 1929

Family: 

AMARYLLIDACEAE

Origin: 

South-Western South Africa

Soil: 

Sandy - Mix

Water: 

Medium

Sun: 

Maximum

Thickness: 

1,5 Centimetres

Height: 

5-10 Centimetres

Flower: 

White  - Pale Pink

Propagate: 

Seeds

Names: 

-

Synonyms: 

-

This member of the Amaryllidaceae family was given this name by Harriet Margaret Louisa Bolus in 1929. It is found in south-western South Africa, growing in a sandy soil with not that much water water but lots of sun. The caudex can grow to 1,5 centimetres in diameter, the entire plant to five or even ten centimetres in height. The flowers are white to pinkish.

The genera name from Greek gethyon, 'bulb'. The species is named after the linear leaves.

This is a winter-grower.

 


A pinkish flower by Nicola van Berkel, Wikimedia.org.


A large wild plant by Alan Horstmann, Ispotnature.org.