African Plant Database

Ornithogalum gracillimum R. E. Fr.
Family : Hyacinthaceae
Protologue : Acta Horti Berg. 9: 77 (1927)
Information on the genus : Ornithogalum
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Nicipe gracillima (R. E. Fr.) Mart.-Azorín, M. B. Crespo & Juan (2011)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herb to 20 cm tall; bulb to 2 cm Ø; leaves filiform, to 17 cm long; scape to 10 cm tall; inflorescence with 2-12 white flowers; pedicels 0,2-3,5 cm; perianth segments obovate, 4-7 mm long, with few scattered vascular bundles; capsule 3-4 mm long.
Ecology : Swampy places on shallow, stony soil; granite outcrop with much bare rock; 1450-3000 m alt.

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Feddes Repert. 107: 361-548 (1996).

Bibliography other :
  • Taxon 58: 102
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under The International Plant Name Index
carte afrique num 14967
Record n°14967
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