Wild plants in Roosenenkal.
Photo by Prof. Neil Crouch.
Plant with bulb by Roy
This small member of the
Hyacinthaceae family was described by Julian Mark Shaw in 2012. It is from 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
now part of