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Photo by Chris DaniŽls.


Photo from Casabio.org.


The bulbs from Pubhort.org.


The flowers by Chris DaniŽls.

Author: 

Harriet M. Louisa Bolus, 1929

Family: 

AMARYLLIDACEAE

Origin: 

South-Western South Africa

Soil: 

Clayish Mix

Water: 

Medium

Sun: 

Maximum

Thickness: 

4 Centimetres

Height: 

5 Centimetres

Flower: 

White - Light Pink

Propagate: 

Seeds/Bulbs

Names: 

-

Synonyms: 

Gethyllis campanulata,,Harriet Margaret Louisa Bolus, 1929 ?

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 well drained clayish soil with some water and lots of sun. The bulb can grow to four centimetres in diameter, the entire plant to fifteen centimetres in height. The flowers are white to light pink.

The genera name from Greek gethyon, 'bulb'. The species name from the Latin; multifolius meaning 'many leaved', and it is!

It is winter-growing but summer-blooming.


Drawing by Barbara Jeppe.


The pineapple scenting fruits by Chris DaniŽls.