Photo from Amazevegegarden.com.
Wild plant by Nick Helme, Inaturalist.org.
Top of the bulb from Africa-seeds.com.
The flower close-up by Brian du Preez, Inaturalist.org.
Anna Amelia Obermeyer, 1962|
W South Africa|
Sandy - Clayish - Grit|
White - Pale Pink|
Anthericum salteri, F.M.Leight.|
Anthericum oocarpum, Schltr. 1942
Anthericum tortile, Baker 1896.
This member of the
was given this name by Anna Amelia Obermeyer in 1962. It is found in western
South Africa, growing in a well drained soil with sand, quarts and clay,
some water and lots of sun. The bulb can grow to four centimetres in diameter, the entire plant
to 25 centimetres in height. The flowers are from white to light pink.
The genera name
means 'round fruits'. The species name means 'twisted' for the leaves.
')Accordantly to the latest taxonomic system; APG
Anthericaceae is now part of
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