|Author: ||Robert Sweet, 1825|
Namibia, South Africa|
Grit - Mix|
||Minimum - Medium|
5-20 Centimetres |
White / Purple|
Wave-Leaved Bird's Tongue, Poison
Onion, Cockatoo Snakelily|
Cymation undulatum, Spreng.
Lichtensteinia undulata Willd.,
Melanthium undulatum, J.W.Loudon,
Ornithoglossum glaucum var. grandiflorum, Baker.
Ornithoglossum glaucum var. undulatum, Baker.
Ornithoglossum lichtensteinii Schltdl.
Ornithoglossum viride var. grandiflorum,
T.Durand & Schinz.
Ornithoglossum viride var. undulatum,
Cymation laevigatum, Spreng.
Lichtensteinia laevigata, Willd.
This member of the Colchicaceae family
was given this name by Robert Sweet in 1825. It is found in southern
Namibia and western South Africa, growing in a well drained soil with little
to some water and lots of sun. The caudex can grow to five centimetres in diameter, the entire plant
from five to twenty centimetres in height. The flowers are white and purple.
The genera name from Latin; ornis;
bird' and glössa; 'tong' referring to the petals. The species is named for its crisped or
I think this must be a winter-grower, but
it will probably grow when it is watered.