Jacobus van Jaarsveld, 1994
Province; South Africa
be: Nicipe sardienii, Mart.-Azorín, M.B.Crespo &
This little member of
the Hyacinthaceae family was described by Ernst
Jacobus van Jaarsveld in 1994. It is found in the Cape
Province, South Africa, growing in a well drained soil with some
water and lots of sun. The caudex will grow to 18 millimetres in diameter,
the leaf to 20 centimetres. The flowers are white, and beside from
seeds, it can be reproduced by side-bulbs.
genera name from Greek: ornithos; 'bird' and gala; 'milk'.
The species is named after Tommy Sardien, curator for South African
succulents at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden.
*)Accordantly to the latest taxonomic system; APG IV 2016, Hyacinthaceae
now part of