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Plant with bulb by Roy Mottram.

Wild plant in Roosenenkal. Photo by Prof. Neil Crouch.

Author: Julian Mark Hugh Shaw, 2012
Origin:  North-Western South Africa
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  3 Centimetres
Height:  2 (7,5) entimetres
Flower:  Dark Pink
Propagate:  Seeds/Bulbs
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Ledebouria megaphylla, van Jaarsv. & Eggli.

This small member of the Hyacinthaceae family was described by Julian Mark Shaw in 2012. It is from north-eastern South Africa, and seems to do fine in grit with little water and some sun. The eight centimetres long leaves, usually two, but some do have only one or three, will lay flat on the ground. The dark pink flower will get 20 centimetres high.

Unfortunately, it seems like it preferring to have the bulb buried.

The genera name; Resnova, means "New Thing". The species name means 'big leaf'.

The first mention of this species seems to originate from a ecological survey: "Determining the  conservation value of land in Mpumalanga" from 2002. Here it is listed as Resnova megaphylla, Hankey ined. Julian M H Shaw published a proper description in CactusWorld Vol. 30.

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


Wild plant in Roosenenkal. Photo by Prof. Neil Crouch.

Wild plants in Roosenenkal. Photo by Prof. Neil Crouch