Polyxena brevifolia (Gordon's Bay)

This has been lumped in with P. corymbosa for many years but the name, which was published as Scilla brevifolia in 1812, has been recently resurrected. It has two narrow leaves and the flowers are racemose (like a lachenalia) rather than in the flat-topped corymb typical of P. corymbosa. It is recorded only from the SW Cape from Gordon's Bay to Clanwilliam. However, I suspect that many colonies have disappeared under the plough or urban sprawl.