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Origin and Habitat: South Africa, Northern Cape, Western Cape (Namaqualand, from Koingnaas to Vredendal).
Habitat and Ecology: Succulent Karoo. Sandy soils on plains. Gethyllis hallii is a rare and poorly known species. The plants are cryptic and seldom seen. Subpopulations are small and localize. It is not suspected to be in danger of extinction.
- Gethyllis hallii D.Müll.-Doblies
Description: Gethyllis hallii is a small geophyte with pretty white flowers and rosette of narrow prostrate leaves. It resembles Gethyllis campanulata except that the slightly succulent linear leaves that are densely covered by papillae are prostrate in a rosette, and are not spirally twisted.
Bibliography: Major references and further lectures
1) Müller-Doblies, D. 1986. “De Liliifloris notulae 3. Enumeratio specierum generum Gethyllis et Apodolirion (Amaryllidaceae)”. Willdenowia 15(2):465-471.
2) Raimondo, D., von Staden, L., Foden, W., Victor, J.E., Helme, N.A., Turner, R.C., Kamundi, D.A. and Manyama, P.A. 2009. “Red List of South African Plants”. Strelitzia 25. South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria.
3) Snijman, D.A. 2013. “Plants of the Greater Cape Floristic Region 2: The extra Cape flora”. Strelitzia 30. South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria.
4) Snijman, D.A., Helme, N.A. & von Staden, L. 2015. Gethyllis hallii D.Müll.-Doblies. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2017.1. Accessed on 2018/11/28
5) Pacific Bulb Society “Gethyllis”, Web: http://pacificbulbsociety.org/pbswiki/index.php/gethyllis
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