photo by: Tim Harvey.
This member of the
Hyacinthaceae family was described by Anna Amelia Obermeyer in 1980.
It is found in Namibia, growing in a well drained soil with some
water and lots of sun. The bulb grow up to five centimetres in
diameter, the whole plant up to 24 centimetres in height. The
flowers are pale mauve.
The genera name after
Rhadamanthus, son of Zeus and Europa. Not a botanist at all. The
species name means 'from Namibia'.
*)Accordantly to the latest taxonomic system; APG IV 2016, Hyacinthaceae
now part of