Photo by Monica Swartz, Pacificbulbsociety.org.
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
now part of