Wachendorfia thyrsiflora L.

Tuberous rooted perennial with narrowlt lance-shaped, plicate leaves and stems bearing terminal panicles of yellow flowers.  To 60cm.  [RHSD, Hortus, CECB].

Horticultural & Botanical History

‘From the Cape of Good Hope; now common in our greenhouses, where it thrives with little care; flowers about July.  Our drawing was made at Messrs. Lee and Kennedy’s.  Introduced by Mr. P. Miller, in 1755.’  [BM t.1060/1808].

History at Camden Park

Wachendorfia thyrsiflora was marked with a ‘c’, denoting grown at Camden, in an 1836 edition of Loddiges’ catalogue held at Camden Park.  Although almost certainly grown in the gardens around this time it may have been short-lived as it did not appear in any subsequent catalogue.  [CPA].


Published Jan 10, 2010 - 03:51 PM | Last updated Jan 10, 2010 - 03:55 PM

Figured are lance-shaped, plicate leaves and terminal panicle of yellow flowers.  Curtis's Botanical Magazine t.1060, 1808.

Wachendorfia thyrsiflora L. | BM t.1060/1808 | BHL

More details about Wachendorfia thyrsiflora L.
Family Haemodoraceae
Region of origin

South Africa

Common Name
Name in the Camden Park Record

Wachendorfia thyrsiflora

Confidence level high