This member of the Eriospermaceae family was described by Robert Allen Dyer
in 1954. It is found in Central and Southern Africa. The
caudex can grow to eight centimetres i n diameter, the leaves up to
fifteen centimetres. The flowers are white with light maroon stripes. Growing
in grit with some water and some sun.
I really don't know much about this plant. The Royal
Botanical Garden of Kiew: The family comprises a single genus, with 102
species according to the recent revision, found only in Africa south of
the Sahara, with a concentration in the western Cape Province of South
Africa. It is easily recognised in fruit by the densely hairy seeds, and
also by the bristly neck of old leaf-sheaths and leaves with a
petiole-like base. It has little economic, medicinal or horticultural
value but is botanically interesting for being a very isolated and
This is a winter-grower.