John Gilbert Baker, 1876
Robertson Karoo; SW South
Minimum - Medium
Hermann Wilhelm Rudolf Marloth, 1929.
This member of the
was given this name by John Gilbert Baker in 1876. It is found in the Robertson
Karoo region in south-western South Africa, growing in a well drained
clayish soil with little to some water and lots of sun. The corm can grow to
four centimetres in diameter, the solitary hysteranthous leaf from four
to ten centimetres in height. The flowers are white.
The genera name from Greek; erion; 'woll' and Greek sperma;
'seed'. The genera name Described from a drawing of a plant received
from James Bowie, 1789–1869, an English botanist and plant collector for
*)Accordantly to the latest taxonomic system; APG
is now part of
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