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Eriospermum appendiculatum

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Found this plant at Grootscholten.


The flower from Erioquest.org
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Author: Augusta Vera Duthie, 1940
Family:  ERIOSPERMACEAE*
Origin:  Cape Province; South Africa
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  4 Centimetres
Height:  3 Centimetres
Flower:  Green / White
Propagate:  Seeds
Names:  -
Synonyms:  -

This little member of the Eriospermaceae* family was described by Augusta Vera Duthie in 1940. It is found in the Cape Province in South Africa, growing in a well drained soil with some water and some sun. The caudex can grow to four centimetres in diameter, the leaves to three centimetres height. The flowers are white with green bands.

The genera name from Greek; erion; 'woll' and Greek sperma; 'seed'. The species name from Latin; appendicula; 'with appendages'.

*)Accordantly to the latest taxonomic system; APG IV 2016, Eriospermaceae is now part of the Asparagaceae.


The strange leaves from Erioquest.org.