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Species Information

Ornithogalum monophyllum Baker subsp. monophyllum
(name current 2016)
(Ornithogalum monophyllum)


Growth form: Herb
Restricted distribution within southern Africa

Red Data Book Information:
Status: DD Distribution: Nduma, Mbabane (Fonteyn), Havelock Recorded in Swaziland by Compton, Dlamini and Kemp.

Description (Compton's Flora of Swaziland*):
Ornithogalum oliganthum - Very slender; bulb fleshy, up to c 2 cm diam. Leaves few, sheaths elongated, membranous with several narrow transverse bands when dry; blades thread-like, wavy. Inflorescence up to 40 cm high, usually much less, erect or wavy, upper quarter or one-third. a slender tapering raceme; flowers half-erect, bracts minute, broad-based, stalks c 3 mm long; perianth white, c 7 mm long; fruit oval, enclosed in persistent perianth.

* Where species names have changed, these have been matched according to herbarium specimens quoted in this publication.

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