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Ornithogalum orthophyllum Ten.
Family Hyacinthaceae
Ornithogalum orthophyllum Ten. APNI*

Description: Erect herb; bulb usually without any offsets

Leaves up to 15, white-striped

Inflorescence to 30 cm long, raceme corymb-like; flowers fewer than 20, flat cup-shaped, erect, to 2.5 cm wide; bracts short; tepals white with a green stripe, not reflexed at fruiting; ovary green.

Fruit erect.


Flowering: Spring

Distribution and occurrence: Cultivated; rarely naturalised, e.g. near Parkes. Native of Europe and SW Asia.
NSW subdivisions: *CWS
AVH map***

Text by KL Wilson (Oct 2010)
Taxon concept: Spencer, Hort Fl SE Australia vol 5 (2005)


APNI* Provides a link to the Australian Plant Name Index (hosted by the Australian National Botanic Gardens) for comprehensive bibliographic data
***The AVH map option provides a detailed interactive Australia wide distribution map drawn from collections held by all major Australian herbaria participating in the Australian Virtual Herbarium project.
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