Moritz Kurt Dinter, 1923
Aurus + Klinghardt Mountains;
Gravel - Mix
Minimum - Medium
White - Light Pink
D.Müll.-Doblies & U.Müll.-Doblies, 1994.
This member of the Amaryllidaceae family
was given this name by Moritz Kurt Dinter in 1923. It is found in the Aurus and
Klinghardt mountains in south-western Namibia, growing in a well drained
sandy or gravel soil with not that much water and lots sun. The bulb can grow to
six centimetres in diameter, the entire plant
to 19 centimetres in height. The flowers are white to light pink.
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 phonolithica is derived from Greek and is
descriptive of the volcanic grey phonolite rock plates amongst which
this species has been found.
This is a late