This member of the Alliaceae family was given this name by Canio G.
Vosa in 1977. It is found
in the heights of Drakensberg in South Africa, growing in a well drained soil with
some organic matter and some water and lots of sun. The rhizome can grow to
centimetres in diameter, the entire plant to 18 centimetres in
flowers are greyish white, green and orange-brown.
The genera is named after Ryk Tulbagh, governor of the Cape of
Good Hope. The species for its occurrence in the mountains.
')Accordantly to the latest taxonomic system; APG
Alliaceae is now part of