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Lachenalia peersii
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Genus name is given after the name of the Swiss professor of botany, Werner of Lachen.

Lachenalia is endemic in southern Africa with a wide distribution in south-western regions Namibia, Cape Province.

Lachenalia peersii - species decidua, Geof, 12-35 cm long. Bulb globally, 1.5-2.5 cm diameter, brown tunic. 1.2 lanceolata leaves, coriacee, wavy edges, 9-30 x 1-2 cm, dark green, longitudinal nervatiuni. Rid thin, erect, pale green, 5-30 cm long; rachides green or brown, 8-17 cm long. Blossom raceme, erect, pedicel suberect, white, green or brown, 0.3 mm long; bractei ovata in the inflorescences, lanceolata in the upper, white, green or brown, 0,2-0,6 x 0,1 -0.4 cm. Campanulata flowers, white with brown edgesdark or green-brown; periantului tube, white, 0.2 cm long, outer tepalele ovata, white with dark brown, 0.6 x 0.4 cm; tepalele obovata interior are white, with or without brown edges, 0, 7 x 0.4 cm. October-November period of prosperity. Fruit capsule, ovoid, membranous, 0.7 x 0.6 cm. Seeds overall 0.8 x 0.7 mm. 2n = 14.

Culture - well-drained soil, bad mixture of gravel and compost to acid ratio of 1:1. L ainceputul period of vegetation is moderately wet, but when buds appear in the flourishing period must be frequently wet. When the leaves begin to ingalbeneasca is required gradual reduction in water quantity to suspend watering. During the dormant, bulbs are preserved in well-ventilated, dark, in sand or peat seaca.

Multiplication - from seeds and bulbili. Bulbili cut the mother plant when the leaves are yellow and dry.

Diseases and pests - afidele and Lomax. If a drainage andnsuficient plants attacked by Fusarium.

References

John E. Bryan - Bulbs - Timber Press, 2002

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