In juvenile stage or in stressing conditions, E. aphyllum plants tend to develop less flowers. One of them is so particular that it has not developed any flowers for years, though it is vigorous enough to develop multiple peduncles(Fig.2).
Fig.1 E. aphyllum, no localitystarts to flower in the middle of autumn. The peduncles once go sideward, then go upward.
Fig.2 Peduncles of E. aphyllumThis is another plant presumably from the same locality.
All flower stalks and no flowers.
Fig.3 CotyledonsSeeds of E. aphyllum will germinate just in a few weeks. The germination rate is preferably high if sown in proper condition.
Fig.4 One year old seedlingsThe plants develop one erect thread-like leaf while they are too young to produce a peduncle.
Once matured, this plant can accept care for ordinary Eriospermums. However, if you want to see it flower more, you should take modified care arranged for the humid loving Eriospermum.
Scientific name Eriospermum aphyllum Marloth
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