Author: Jan Scholten
633.52.06 Rhodohypoxis baurii
Name: from the Greek rhodon, meaning rose or red; hypo, meaning below; and oxy, meaning pointed.
English: Red star.
Botany: high altitude; Eastern South Africa; petioles sharp bent, closes the mouth of the tube, characteristically blind or closed look; fruit a capsule; tiny black seeds, scattered by wind or animals.
Content: calcium oxalate; flavonol; starch.
Culture: literature, movie Lolita, Vladimir Nabokov, S. Kubrik.
The situation is that of people who are inexperienced in love and sexuality. On one hand there is pureness, innocence, virginity and on the other hand there is burning desire for relationship, love, sex and passion. There is insecurity in this sphere, but also a strong longing and curiosity.
The situation could be derived from early puberty, one is to shy and unsure to have free contact with the other sex.
They are curious and brave in spite of the shyness and insecurity to gain knowledge about sexuality and love. They are innocent, but also curious and fascinated. They have to know!