|Author: ||T.A. Durand & Hans Schinz, 1894
Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, Zimbabwe
||White - Pink
Amaryllis laticoma, Ker Gawl.
Brunsvigia laticoma, Sweet.
Imhofia laticoma, Schinz.
Loxanthes laticoma, Salisb.
Nerine falcata W.F. Barker.
Nerine krigei, Winsome Fanny Barker,
1932 = Nerine laticoma subsp. krigei, Hamilton Paul
Nerine laticoma subsp. huttoniae, Traub.
This member of the Amaryllidaceae
family was given this name by Théophile Alexis Durand and Hans Schinz
in 1894. It is found from the southern Botswana through Namibia to
southern South Africa and Zimbabwe, growing in a well drained soil with quite
some water in summer and lots of sun. The bulb can grow to fifteen
centimetres, the whole plant to 30 centimetres. The flowers are from
almost white to dark pink with a darker centre-nerve.
They might not response
well to have their bulb exposed. To get them to flower, the
temperature have to be high, might take 38-42C.
The genera name from nereids referring to the
sea-nymphs in Greek mythology. The species name from Latin latus;
'broad' and -coma; 'hair' or 'mane' for the leaves.