Gethylus species unidentified

An unidentified species of Gethylus or related genus.  Gethylus is a genus of about 32 species of deciduous, bulbous perennials from southern Africa.  Summer flowering, the flowers are usually quite simple, cream or pale to deep pink, usually scented, with a long, cylindrical, slender perianth tube and 6 spreading tepals, narrowly to broadly lanceolate.  The flowers are usually followed by the strap-shaped leaves which are often spiralling.  [CECB].

The illustration used here is Gethyllus spiralis (Thunb.) Thunb.

Horticultural & Botanical History

No data.


History at Camden Park

Listed in the 1850 catalogue only.


Published May 08, 2009 - 03:22 PM | Last updated Jul 09, 2012 - 01:18 PM

Figured is a bulb with a white, pink-tinged flower. BM t.1088/1808

Gethyllis spiralis (Thunb.) Thunb. | BM t.1088/1808 | BHL


More details about Gethylus species unidentified
Family Amaryllidaceae
Region of origin

Presumably southern Africa.

Common Name
Name in the Camden Park Record

Gethylus sp. 


Confidence level low