1. The Botanical Magazine
  2. The Botanical Magazine, Volume XIII

Antholyza Merianella

Dwarf Antholyza
Class and Order
Triandria Monogynia
Generic Character
Cor. tubulosa, irregularis, recurvata. Caps. infera.
Specific Character and Synonyms
ANTHOLYZA Merianella corollis infundibuliformibus, foliis linearibus. Linn. Syst. Vegetab. ed. 14. Murr. p. 87. Ait. Kew. v. 1. p. 67
WATSONIA humilis foliis lineari-ensiformibus, tubo floris longissimo. Mill. ic. 198. t. 297. f. 2.

This very rare species is perfectly distinct from the Meriana, of more humble growth, the flowering stem seldom rising to more than a foot in height, and producing from four to six flowers, which are proportionably longer, more closed, and of a deeper red colour than those of Meriana.

Was introduced from the Cape by Capt. Hutchinson, in 1754. Ait. Kew.

Is readily increased by offsets, and requires the same treatment as the Anthol. Meriana already figured.

Flowers in May and June.

Our drawing was made from a plant which flowered with Mr. Fairbairn, at the Apothecaries Garden, Chelsea, May 2, 1798.

441Antholyza Merianella
Antholyza Merianella
Dwarf Antholyza