|Author: ||Deidré Anne Snijman,
NW Loeriesfontein; W South
Medium - Maximum
White / Pale Pink
Could be: Bokkeveldia
aestivalis, Dietrich Müller-Doblies & Ute
This member of the
was given this name by Deidré Anne Snijman in 1992. It is found in three small locations
north-west of Loeriesfontein in the western inlands of South Africa, growing in a well drained
clayish soil with some water and some to lots of sun. The caudex can grow
from two to four centimetres in diameter, the entire plant
to 28 centimetres in height. The flowers are white with a pale pink median
stripe on the reverse.
It seems like
Müller-Doblies suggestion for a new genera: Bokkeveldia 1996,
didn't catch on.
The genera name from Latin,
struma; 'a cushion-shaped swelling', and - aria which
relates to 'possessing', a name that refers to the swollen base of the
style. The species name from Latin and means 'pertaining to the summer';
flowering in the summer.
It is opportunistic,
but flowering in summer, usually followed by the leaves.