Common name: Chincherinchee
Ornithogalum thyrsoides Jacq. APNI*
Description: Erect herb; bulb subterranean; bulbils (offsets) absent.
Leaves 6–12, ciliate on margins, not white-striped.
Inflorescence to 50 cm long, triangular to spherical raceme; flowers numerous, flat cup-shaped, erect, to 4 cm diam.; bracts short; tepals white, not striped, not reflexed at fruiting. Ovary green.
Distribution and occurrence: Cultivated; rarely naturalised, e.g. Carcoar Cemetery (CT). Native to southern Africa.
NSW subdivisions: *CT
Other Australian states: *W.A. *S.A.
Text by KL Wilson (Oct 2010)
Taxon concept: Fl NSW vol 4 (1993); Spencer, Hort Fl SE Australia vol 5 (2005)
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