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Family: HYACINTHACEAE 

 Ornithogalum thyrsoides
 
  
Author:  Nicolaus Joseph von Jacquin 1777
Family:  Hyacinthaceae
Habitat:   Northern Western South Africa
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium - Maximum
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  5-7 Centimetres
Height:  30 (50) Centimetres
Flower:   
Reproduction:  Seeds/Bulbils
Pop names:  Wonder Flower, Cape Chincherinchee
Synonyms:  Ornithogalum revolutum, Nicolaus Joseph von Jacquin 1797. (Tropicos: Ornithogalum dubium, Houttuyn, Maarten 1780)
   This member of the Hyacinthaceae family was given this name by Nicolaus Joseph von Jacquin in 1777. It is found in  Northern and Western Cape Provinces of South Africa, growing in a well drained soil with quite some water and lots of sun. The bulbs can grow to five or even seven centimetres in diameter, the entire plant to ten or even 30 centimetres in height, 50 with the flowers which are white.

The species name; thyrsoides is derived from the term thryse presumably in reference to the compact flower heads