Nicholas Edward Brown, 1932|
S + SW South Africa (Canary Islands, southern
Europe, Ireland, Australia)|
Small Chasmanthe, Small Cobra Lily, Aunt
Eliza, African Corn-Flag, Madflower|
Antholyza aethiopica, Linné 1759.
Gladiolus stolonifer, Salisb. 1796.
Antholyza ringens, Andrews, 1798.
Antholyza vittigera Salisb.1812.
Gladiolus aethiopicus, Drapiez,
Antholyza immarginata, Brown 1928.
Chasmanthe peglerae, N.E.
Chasmanthe vittigera, N.E. Br. 1932.
Petamenes peglerae, E. Phillips, 1941.
vittigera, E. Phillips, 1941.
This member of the
was given this name by Nicholas Edward Brown in 1932. It have been named by
others, but this name seems to be the most frequent used. It is found in
south and south-western South Africa, and have been naturalized in
southern Europe and Australia. I've seen so many in Ireland. It prefer a rich clayish soil with some water and
some sun. The bulb can grow to six centimetres in diameter, the entire plant
to 60 centimetres in height. The flowers are deep orange.
The genera name from
Greek; chasmamai; 'yawning or gaping' and anthos; 'flower'. The species name
aethiopia usually referred to the whole of Africa south of Egypt
at the time of naming. Later, it have been used for the tropical part of
This is a