A genus of pretty and curious little greenhouse bulbs, producing their flowers in very shortly-stalked, densely-flowered umbels, larger than a crown piece. There are three species, natives of the Cape of Good Hope. Daubenya aurea, a really beautiful and rare species, has red or yellow flowers. They thrive in a soil composed of sandy loam and peat. Increased by offsets. Daubenyas should be quite dry while at rest.