Gilbert Baker, 1897
||Grit - Mix
||White - Pale
This member of the Hyacinthaceae family was described by
John Gilbert Baker in 1897. It is found in southern South Africa, growing in grit
or other well drained soil with some water and lots of sun. The bulb
will grow to six centimetres in diameter, the leaves won't raise to
more than three centimetres from the ground, but can get up to 14 centimetres long.
The flowers are white to pale pink and are mainly pollinated by rodents.
The genera name after
Francis Masson, 1741-1805, a British horticulturist, collecting
in South Africa. The species name from Latin longus;
'long' and pes; 'foot' for the long peduncles.
*)Accordantly to the latest taxonomic system; APG IV 2016, Hyacinthaceae
now part of