Bellenden Ker Gawler, 1812
White / Reddish
latifolia, Leopold Trattinnick, 1812.
Lachenalia bowieana, Baker.
Lachenalia fragrans, Andrews.
Platyestes nervosa, Salisb.
Scillopsis nervosa, Lem.
This member of the Hyacinthaceae family was given this name by
John Bellenden Ker Gawler in 1812. It is found
in the coastal Cape Province in South Africa, growing in a well drained soil with
some water and lots sun. The caudex can grow to six
centimetres in diameter, the entire plant to four centimetres in
height, although the leaves are 14 centimetres long. The
flowers are white with reddish markings.
The genera name is in honour of
the Swiss botanist Prof. Werner de Lachenal (Warnerus de la
Chenal )1739-1800. The species name means 'conspicuous veins'.
*)Accordantly to the latest taxonomic system; APG IV 2016, Hyacinthaceae
now part of