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Family: ALLIACEAE* 

 Tulbaghia acutiloba
 
 
Author:   William Henry Harvey, 1854
Family:  Alliaceae*
Origin:  Eastern South Africa
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  3 Centimetres
Height:  15-45 Centimetres
Flower:  Green/White/Orange-Brown
Propagate:  Seeds
Names:  Wild Garlic, Wildeknoffel
Synonyms:  -

 

   This member of the Alliaceae family was given this name by William Henry Harvey in 1854. It is found all over eastern South Africa, growing in a well drained soil with some water and lots of sun. The rhizome can grow to three centimetres in diameter, the entire plant to 15 or even 45 centimetres in height. The flowers are green, white and orange-brown.

The genera is named after Ryk Tulbagh, governor of the Cape of Good Hope. The species name means 'pointed lobes'.

')Accordantly to the latest taxonomic system; APG IV 2016, Alliaceae is now part of the Amaryllidaceae.