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Eriospermum brevipes

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Cok Grootscholten.

Photo by Grootscholten.

Author: John Gilbert Baker, 1876
Origin:  South Africa
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Minimum - Medium
Sun:  Medium - Maximum
Thickness:  7 Centimetres
Height:  20 Centimetres
Flower:  Greenish White
Propagate:  Seeds
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Eriospermum lanceaefolium, Schinz.
Eriospermum bellendeni

This member of the Eriospermaceae family was given this name by John Gilbert Baker in 1876. It is found in South Africa, growing in a well drained soil with little to some water and some to lots of sun. The caudex can grow to seven centimetres in diameter, the leaf to 20 centimetres.

The genera name from Greek; erion; 'woll' and Greek sperma; 'seed'. The species name means 'short-footed'.

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

Photo by Grootscholten.