Gilbert Baker, 1879
Province; South Africa
Melanthium junceum, Jacquin.
Melanthium triquetrum, L. f.
Anguillaria triquetra, F. Muell.
Wurmbea triquetra, F. Muell. =
J.C.Manning & Vinn. =
Anguillaria triquetra, F.Muell.
Dipidax rosea, Salisb.
Dipidax triquetra, Baker
Onixotis stricta, Wijnands.
Onixotis triquetra, Mabb.
Wurmbea triquetra, F.Muell.
Melanthium junceum, Jacq.
Melanthium triquetrum, L.f.
Pontederia stricta, Burm.f.
By mistake?: Dipidax triquetrUM.
This member of the
Colchicaceae family was given this name by John
Gilbert Baker in
1879. It is found in the Cape Province in South Africa, growing in
sand or another well drained soil with
some water and lots of sun. The bulbs will grow to 2,5 centimetres
in diameter, the whole plant up to 40 centimetres height. The
flowers are white and pink.
The genera name means 'double
fountain', from the pair of nectaries at the base of the perianth-segments.
The species name means 'three-cornered'.
It seems to have many names, and
J.C.Manning & Vinn. might be the most used.