The leaves of S. salteri by Rimmer de Vries, Pacificbulbsociety.org.
A few flowers of S. salteri from
Leaves of S. salteri from below by
A drawing of S. undulata, showing
the erect leaves.
Drawing from Winsome Fanny Barker attempt
on S. salteri.
Nicolaus Joseph von Jacquin,
MW South Africa
Gravel - Mix
Medium - Maximum
Light Pink / Dark Pink
Constantine Samuel Rafinesque, 1838.
Harriet Margaret Louisa Bolus, 1921.
Strumaria picta, W.F. Barker, 1943.
Strumaria pubescens, W.F. Barker, 1943.
Strumaria salteri, Winsome Fanny Barker, 1944.
Bokkeveldia watermeyeri, D. Müll.-Doblies & U. Müll.-Doblies, 1985.
Bokkeveldia salteri, D. Müll.-Doblies & U. Müll.-Doblies, 1985.
This member of the Amaryllidaceae family
was given this name by Nicolaus Joseph von Jacquin in 1786. It is found in
mid-western South Africa, growing in a well drained soil with some water and
lots of sun. The bulb can grow to four centimetres in diameter, the entire plant
to 23 centimetres in height. The flowers are light pink to pink with darker pink
lines on the outside..
It seems like
Rafinesque and Müll.-Doblie's new genera names didn't catch. There are
several popular synonyms, but von Jacquin's is the first, although he
forgot to include a generic description!
"The identity of this taxon is uncertain"; Snijman 1994
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 undulat means 'wavy, with wavy
margin', but I fail to figure of what!
The species name salteri is after Captain Terence Macleane
Salter, 1883-1969, a British/South African plant collector and