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Genus: Ornithogalum

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Monocotyledons > Order: Asparagales > Family: Asparagaceae

About 200 species, native to Africa, Europe and western Asia, with 91 species native to southern Africa and a further species that is cultivated in the region. Previously placed in the family Hyacinthaceae, which has been sunk under the Asparagaceae.

Species native to southern Africa

List from Plants of Southern Africa - an Online Checklist (SANBI) and Flora of Zimbabwe.

Ornithogalum adseptentrionesvergentulum

 

Ornithogalum aetfatense

 

Ornithogalum anguinum

 

Ornithogalum annae-ameliae

 

Ornithogalum baurii

 

Ornithogalum bicornutum

 

Ornithogalum bolusianum

 

Ornithogalum britteniae

 

Ornithogalum campanulatum

 

Ornithogalum candicans

[= Galtonia candicans]

 

Ornithogalum capillare

 

Ornithogalum capillifolium

 

Ornithogalum ceresianum

 

Ornithogalum ciliiferum

 

Ornithogalum comptonii

 

Ornithogalum conicum

Ornithogalum constrictum

 

Ornithogalum corticatum

 

Ornithogalum crispifolium

 

Ornithogalum decusmontium

 

Ornithogalum deltoideum

 

Ornithogalum diphyllum

 

Ornithogalum dolichopharynx

 

Ornithogalum dregeanum

 

Ornithogalum dubium

Ornithogalum esterhuyseniae

 

Ornithogalum falcatum

[= Neopatersonia falcata]

 

Ornithogalum filicaule

[= Neopatersonia namaquensis]

 

Ornithogalum fimbrimarginatum

 

Ornithogalum fissurisedulum

 

Ornithogalum flexuosum

[= Ornithogalum ornithogaloides]

 

Ornithogalum geniculatum

 

Ornithogalum gifbergense

 

Ornithogalum gracillimum

 

Ornithogalum graminifolium

Ornithogalum gregorianum

 

Ornithogalum haalenbergense

 

Ornithogalum hallii

 

Ornithogalum hesperanthum

 

Ornithogalum hispidulum

 

Ornithogalum hispidum

Ornithogalum inclusum

 

Ornithogalum juncifolium

 

Ornithogalum leeupoortense

 

Ornithogalum lithopsoides

 

Ornithogalum longicollum

 

Ornithogalum maculatum

Ornithogalum marlothii

 

Ornithogalum mater-familias

 

Ornithogalum monophyllum

 

Ornithogalum multifolium

 

Ornithogalum namaquanulum

 

Ornithogalum nannodes

 

Ornithogalum naviculum

 

Ornithogalum neopatersonia

[= Neopatersonia uitenhagensis]

 

Ornithogalum niveum

Ornithogalum oreogenes

 

Ornithogalum paludosum

 

Ornithogalum pendens

 

Ornithogalum perdurans

 

Ornithogalum perparvum

 

Ornithogalum petraeum

 

Ornithogalum pilosum

 

Ornithogalum princeps

[= Galtonia princeps]

 

Ornithogalum pruinosum

Ornithogalum puberulum

 

Ornithogalum pullatum

 

Ornithogalum regale

[= Galtonia regalis]

 

Ornithogalum rogersii

 

Ornithogalum rossouwii

 

Ornithogalum rotatum

 

Ornithogalum rubescens

 

Ornithogalum rupestre

Ornithogalum sardienii

 

Ornithogalum saundersiae

 

Ornithogalum schlechterianum

 

Ornithogalum sephtonii

 

Ornithogalum strictum

 

Ornithogalum subcoriaceum

Ornithogalum synadelphicum

 

Ornithogalum synanthifolium

 

Ornithogalum tenuifolium

Ornithogalum thermophilum

 

Ornithogalum thunbergianulum

 

Ornithogalum thyrsoides (Chincherinchee)

Ornithogalum tortuosum

 

Ornithogalum vallis-gratiae

 

Ornithogalum verae

 

Ornithogalum viridiflorum

[= Galtonia viridiflora]

 

Ornithogalum xanthochlorum

Ornithogalum zebrinellum

 

Other species, cultivated in southern Africa

List from Glen (2002).

Ornithogalum arabicum

Native to the Mediterranean.

 

Publications

  • Glen, H.F. 2002. Cultivated plants of southern Africa. Jacana, Johannesburg.

  • Manning, J.C. and Goldblatt, P. 2006. Ornithogallum kirstenii (Albuca group), a new species from Western Cape, South Africa, and new combinations in the group. Bothalia 36(1): 86-89.

 


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