Galtonia Decne.

Named for the anthropologist Sir Frances Galton (1822–1911).

Perennial, bulbous herb, bulb membranous-tunicate. Leaves basal, weak, flat. Flowers radially symmetrical, bell-shaped, nodding, stalked, individual flower stalks not articulated. Inflorescence a loose terminal raceme. Tepals 3+3, 1-nerved, basally united. Stamens 6, attached to the floral tube. Ovary superior. Fruit a capsule. Seeds rounded-angular, brown or black.

Grown as a hardy plants in full sun to light shade on well-drained soils.

3 species from eastern South Africa.

Bulb with the inflorescence of greenish-white bell-like flowers with 1-nerved tepals fused basally and numerous angular seeds.

Hilliard & Burtt (1988).

Source: Forster, P. (2005). Drimiopsis. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 5. Flowering plants. Monocotyledons. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Lilianae
order      Asparagales
family       Asparagaceae