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is a genus of bulb
A bulb is a short stem with fleshy leaves or leaf bases. The leaves often function as food storage organs during dormancy.A bulb's leaf bases, known as scales, generally do not support leaves, but contain food reserves to enable the plant to survive adverse conditions. At the center of the bulb is...
s in the family Asparagaceae
Asparagaceae is the botanical name of a family of flowering plants, placed in the order Asparagales of the monocots.In earlier classification systems, the species involved were often treated as belonging to the family Liliaceae...
, subfamily Scilloideae, which are usually found in Namibia
Namibia, officially the Republic of Namibia , is a country in southern Africa whose western border is the Atlantic Ocean. It shares land borders with Angola and Zambia to the north, Botswana to the east and South Africa to the south and east. It gained independence from South Africa on 21 March...
and South Africa
The Republic of South Africa is a country in southern Africa. Located at the southern tip of Africa, it is divided into nine provinces, with of coastline on the Atlantic and Indian oceans...
. Most of these plants have a dormancy period, and the new root
In vascular plants, the root is the organ of a plant that typically lies below the surface of the soil. This is not always the case, however, since a root can also be aerial or aerating . Furthermore, a stem normally occurring below ground is not exceptional either...
s of these plants will always grow every year. Lachenalia
is named after the Swiss botanist Werner de Lachenal (1736-1800).
- Lachenalia alba
- Lachenalia algoensis
- Lachenalia aloides
- Lachenalia ameliae
- Lachenalia angelica
- Lachenalia anguinea
- Lachenalia arbuthnotiae
- Lachenalia attenuata
- Lachenalia aurioliae
- Lachenalia bachmannii
- Lachenalia barkeriana
- Lachenalia bolusii
- Lachenalia bowkeri
- Lachenalia buchubergensis
- Lachenalia bulbifera
- Lachenalia campanulata
- Lachenalia capensis
- Lachenalia carnosa
- Lachenalia cernua
- Lachenalia comptonii
- Lachenalia concordiana
- Lachenalia congesta
- Lachenalia contaminata
Lachenalia klinghardtiana is a species of plant in the Hyacinthaceae family. It is endemic to Namibia. Its natural habitat is cold desert.-References:* Craven, P. & Loots, S. 2004. . Downloaded on 22 August 2007....
Lachenalia namibiensis is a species of plant that is endemic to Namibia. Its natural habitat is cold desert.-References:* Craven, P. & Loots, S. 2004. . Downloaded on 22 August 2007....
Lachenalia nordenstamii is a species of plant in the Hyacinthaceae family. It is endemic to Namibia. Its natural habitat is rocky areas.-References:* Craven, P. & Loots, S. 2004. . Downloaded on 22 August 2007....
Lachenalia nutans is a species of plant that is endemic to Namibia. Its natural habitat is cold desert.-References:* Craven, P. & Loots, S. 2004. . Downloaded on 22 August 2007....
Lachenalia reflexa, commonly known as Yellow Soldier, is species of the genus Lachenalia native to South Africa.- South Africa :The species is a native to South Africa, particularly in Cape Province. The plant flourishes where there is a winter rainfall and becomes dormant during dry seasons.-...