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Wild Hyacinth

Lachenalia orchioides

Description:

Like all other Lachenalia species, L. orchioides is a typical winter-growing bulb that is summer-deciduous, i.e. it becomes completely dormant during the hot dry summer months in the Mediterranean-type climate of the Western Cape. It consists of a single white fleshy bulb about 10–20 mm in diameter, fine white adventitious roots, and two strap-like lanceolate leaves up to 150 mm long. In some individuals these leaves are covered in dark blotches, whereas in others they are plain green.

Habitat:

The genus Lachenalia is generally restricted to the winter-rainfall parts of South Africa and Namibia. L. orchioides is found in the southern Western Cape.


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2 Comments

Smith'sZoo
Smith'sZoo 7 years ago

Another beautiful find! Well done!

Wendy Clapham
Wendy Clapham 7 years ago

Hello Niel, this might be Lachenalia orchioides, http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/138...
good luck!

Niel
Spotted by
Niel

Drakenstein Local Municipality, Western Cape, South Africa

Lat: -33.73, Long: 18.93

Spotted on Sep 2, 2012
Submitted on Sep 2, 2012

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