Lachenalia punctata, in Afrikaans commonly the sandviooltjie (sand lachenalia or literally sand violin), used to be called L. rubida or should maybe properly be called L. rubida var. punctata. The bulbous perennial produces annual above-ground growth from 6 mm to 25 mm tall.
The species distribution is in the Western Cape in a coastal swathe from Lamberts Bay to the Cape Peninsula and eastwards to around George.
The plants grow on sandy flats and slopes, often near the sea. It is not considered to be threatened in its habitat early in the twenty first century (Manning, 2007; Bean and Johns, 2005; Manning and Goldblatt, 1996; iNaturalist; http://redlist.sanbi.org).