Khamieskroon area and Khamiesberg
A quiet town in Namaqualand that is overlooked by the highest mountain in the Namaqualand region, the Khamiesberg. This mountain has a number of endemic species and receives considerable moisture. As a result many species that do not occur except further south than the Gifberg and Niewoudtville area, reoccur here on this renosterveld and fynbos island.
From the Latin fili = 'thread-like' and caulis = 'stem'; referring to a thin stem
From the Cape Province of South Africa, previously known as the Cape Colony. -ensis is a Latin adjectival suffix meaning “pertaining to or “originating in,” Thus these organisms were first discovered in the Cape. In the early days of exploration this epithet was frequently applied to anywhere in South Africa or even Southern Africa
Unusual among South African plants in the name being derived from the vernacular Dutch, "baviaantjie", Afrikaans "bobbejaantjie" or its Cape corruption "babiaantjie". The baboon, bobbejaan, is partial to the corms.
From the Latin glaber = 'hairless', 'smooth' or 'bald' and folius = 'leaf'