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Eriospermum crispum
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Distribution:


Eriospermum crispum is an extremely rare species endemic only to the areas between Oudtshoorn and Calitzdorp in the Little Karoo where it is normally found growing in-between ferri-crete pebbles.

A single wavy gray-green erect leaf is produced in winter.

The flowers are creamy white with a single green line and the raceme is less then 20 cm tall.

The cultivation of Eriospermum crispum is similar to others in the genus. The tuber should be planted about one or 2 cm below the soil surface. The resting period is in summer when watering should be done sparingly. A well drained soil is recommended.

Propagation is by sowing the white cotton-like seeds or making cuttings from the tuber.


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Eriospermum crispum flowering in typical habitat near Oudtshoorn. Flowers Leaf.



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