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Photo from Arianecactus.be.


Dormant caudex.


Wild plant by RafaŽl Govaerts, Plantsoftheworldonline.org.

Author:  Robert Allen Dyer, 1947
Family:  HYACINTHACEAE*
Origin:  Transvaal, Southern Africa (if it is Drimia/Urginavia altissima: Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina, Cameroon, Chad, Congo, Djibouti, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, ZaÔre)
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  15 Centimetres
Height:  25 Centimetres
Flower:  White
Propagate:  Seeds/Scales
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Might be: Urginavia epigea, Franz Speta, 2001.
Drimia barteri Baker.
Drimia altissima
, Ker Gawl.
Drimia paolii
Chiov.
Drimia uitenhagensis
Eckl.
Idothea altissima
(L.f.) Kuntze.
Idothea barteri
(Baker)Kuntze.
Ornithogalum altissimum
L.f.
Ornithogalum giganteum
Jacq.
Scilla micrantha
A.Rich.
Urginavia altissima
(L.f.) Speta.
Urginavia micrantha
(A.Rich.) Speta.
Urginea brevipes
Baker.
Urginea gigantea
(Jacq.) Oyewole. 
Urginea micrantha
(A.Rich.) Solms.
And Urginavia altissima, Franz Speta, 1998 - I'm afraid.

This member of the Hyacinthaceae family was described by Robert Allen Dyer in 1947. It is found in Transvaal, South Africa, growing in a well drained soil with some water and lots of sun. The bulb will grow to 15 centimetres in diameter, the whole plant up to 25 centimetres in height, and the white flower one meter.

The genera name after Johannes Heinrich Ursinus, 1608-1667, a German author, scholar, Lutheran theologian, humanist and dean of Regensburg. The species name means 'on the earth', for its trailing habit.

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


Flowers by Roger and Alison Heath, Plantsoftheworldonline.org.