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Family: COLCHICACEAE 

 Wurmbea capensis
 
  
Author:  Carl Peter Thunberg 1781
Family:  Colchicaceae
Habitat:  South Africa; South West Cape Province
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Minimum-Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  3 centimetres
Height:  5-10 centimetres
Flower:  Crème
Reproduction:  Seeds/Bulbs
Pop names:  -
Synonyms:  Melanthium monopetalum Carl Linnaeus Jr. 1782. Wurmbea truncata Diederich Franz Leonhard von Schlechtendal 1826. Wurmbea monopetala Rune Bertil Nordenstam 1986
This member of the Colchicaceae family was given this name by Carl Peter Thunberg in 1781. It is found in South West Cape Province of South Africa, growing in a well drained soil with little to some water and lots of sun. The bulb can grow to three centimetres, the leaves to five to ten centimetres. The flowers are crème coloured.