African Plant Database

Ornithogalum flexuosum (Thunb.) U. Müll. -Doblies & D. Müll. -Doblies
Family : Hyacinthaceae
Protologue : Feddes Repert. 107(5-6): 484 (1996)
Information on the genus : Ornithogalum
Basionym : Hyacinthus flexuosus Thunb.
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Hyacinthus flexuosus Thunb. (1794)
 Scilla flexuosa (Thunb.) Baker (1873)
 Nicipe flexuosa (Thunb.) Mart.-Azorín, M. B. Crespo & Juan (2011)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Anthericum ornithogaloides (Kunth) Baker
=Bulbinella ornithogaloides Kunth (1843)
=Ornithogalum ornithogaloides (Kunth) Oberm. (1967)
=Ornithogalum zeyheri Baker (1873)
=Ornithogalum bulbinelloides Baker (1896)
=Anthericum longipedicellatum Poelln. (1944)
=Anthericum pauper Poelln. (1942)
=Hyacinthus paradoxus Baker
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Hygrophyte; bulb globose to cylindric, 0,6-2,5 cm Ø, neck several cm long; leaves 2-9, linear, 17,5-42 cm x 2-3,5 mm, base with an amplexicaul sheath; inflorescences 2-4, 16(-58) cm long; raceme subcorymbose, becoming lax and cylindric; pedicels patent, 2-2,5 cm long (to 3,8 in fruit); perianth segments narrowly ovate, 6-7 mm long, white with a green vitta in the upper half below; capsule obovoid, 6-9 mm long.
Ecology : Sandy dambos in shallow water; vlei in 5-7,5 cm deep water; marshes; riverbanks; 1400 m alt. (Malawi).
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : perennial-Geophyte- Ht 0.22 - 0.5 m. Alt: 155 - 2075 m. Distribution: LES, NAM, EC, FS, GA, KN, MP, SWZ
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