Ornithogalum monophyllum Baker subsp. monophyllum
(name current 2016)
Growth form: Herb
Restricted distribution within southern Africa
Red Data Book Information:
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.