Joseph von Jacquin, 1786
be: Hymenetron truncata, Salisb, 1866.
Amaryllis vaginata, D.Dietr.
Brunsvigia vaginata, Schult. & Schult.f.
Haemanthus vaginatus, Thunb.
Hessea vaginata, Herb.
Hymenetron linguiflora, Salisb.
Pugionella angustifolia, Salisb.
Strumaria angustifolia, Jacq.
Strumaria baueriana, Herb.
Strumaria linguifolia, Jacq.
Strumaria rubella, Jacq.
Stylago rubella, Salisb.
This member of the
Amaryllidaceae family was given this name by Nicolaus Joseph
von Jacquin in 1786. It is found
in the western parts of the Northern Cape in South Africa, growing in sand or well drained
clayish soil with
some water and some to lots of sun. The caudex can grow to
three and a half
centimetres in diameter, the leaves to fifteen centimetres in
flowers are white or pale 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 means 'cut off'.
This is a winter-grower. In
summer, when is is dormant, the bulbs should be keep completely dry.