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Family: ALLIACEAE* 

 Tulbaghia galpinii
 
 
Author:   Friedrich Richard Rudolf Schlechter, 1897
Family:  Alliaceae*
Origin:  Eastern Cape, South Africa
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  1,5 Centimetres
Height:  12 Centimetres
Flower:  Green-Whitish - Pinkish
Propagate:  Seeds
Names:  -
Synonyms:  -

 

   This little member of the Alliaceae family was given this name by Friedrich Richard Rudolf Schlechter in 1897. It is found in the Western Cape of South Africa, growing in a well drained soil with some water and lots of sun. The rhizome can grow to a centimetre and a half centimetres in diameter, the entire plant to twelve centimetres in height. The flowers are greenish white to light pinkish.

The genera is named after Ryk Tulbagh, governor of the Cape of Good Hope. The species is named after  Ernest Edward Galpin, 20th century South African banker, amateur botanist and plant collector.

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