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A wild plant by Linkie, Inaturalist.or.


The white flowers by Dr. Alexey Yakovlev.

 

Author: 

Carl Peter Thunberg, 1782

Family: 

AMARYLLIDACEAE

Origin: 

SW South Africa

Soil: 

Sand - Calymix

Water: 

Minimum - Medium

Sun: 

Medium

Thickness: 

2,5 Centimetres

Height: 

4-15 Centimetres

Flower: 

White - Pink

Propagate: 

Seeds/Bulbs

Names: 

-

Synonyms: 

Papiria villosa, Carl Peter Thunberg, 1776.

This member of the Amaryllidaceae family was given this name by Carl Peter Thunberg in 1782. It is found in south-western South Africa, growing in a well drained sandy or clayish soil with little water and some sun. The caudex can grow to 2,5 centimetres in diameter, the entire plant from four to fifteen centimetres in height. The flowers are white to pink.

The genera name from Greek gethyon, 'bulb'. The species name villosa, meaning hairy, referring to the leaves.

This is a winter-grower, having flowers in the early spring.


A wild plant by ZoŽ Chapman Poulsen,Capetownbotanist.com.


The pink flowers from Exotic-plants.de.