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 Rhodocodon rotundus

Photo by Cok Grootscholten

Author:   Joseph Marie Henry Alfred Perrier de la Bāthie, 1931
Family:  Hyacinthaceae
Origin:  Western Madagascar
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  4 Centimetres
Height:  20 Centimetres
Flower:  Greenish-White to Greenish-Brown
Propagate:  Seed/Bulbs
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Might be: Drimia rotunda, John C. Manning & Peter Goldblatt, 2003
Rhodocodon rotundatus.

Photo by Monica Swartz,

Rhodocodon sp 2.

   This member of the Hyacinthaceae family was described by Joseph Marie Henry Alfred Perrier de la Bāthie in 1931. It is found on western Madagascar, growing in a well drained soil with some water and some sun. It will grow up to 20 centimetres high from a four centimetre bulb, and it can be reproduced both by seeds and bulbs.

The genera name from Latin rhodo; 'rose' and the Greek kodon; 'bell' for the flowers. The species name means 'round', again for the flowers.

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

Photos from: Olaf Pronk, Laurette E.U.R.L.                      Rhodocodon sp1.