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Ornithogalum pyramidale L.
Family Hyacinthaceae
Ornithogalum pyramidale L. APNI*

Description: Erect herb, 0.3–1.2 m high; bulb 2.5–4 cm diam.

Leaves 4–7, flat, to 100 cm long, 6–15 mm wide.

Inflorescence a raceme with up to 50–70 flowers, shorter than the leaves; bracts shorter than flowers; lower pedicels to 3 cm long. Tepals 11–15 mm long, white with a green stripe on outer surface. Staminal filaments acuminate. Ovary subglobose to ellipsoid.

Capsule oblong, 13 mm long; apex emarginate to truncate.


Flowering: June–August

Distribution and occurrence: Grows as weed in crops, in Nemingha district, near Tamworth. Native of C Eur.
NSW subdivisions: *NWS
AVH map***

Text by D. C. Godden
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 4 (1993)


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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