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Author:  John Gilbert Baker, 1903
Origin:  Southern South Africa
Soil:  Grit - Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  4 Centimetres
Height:  20 Centimetres
Flower:  White / Green
Propagate:  Seeds/Bulbs
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Might be: Ornithogalum longipes, John C. Manning & Peter Goldblatt, 2003.

This member of the Hyacinthaceae family was described by John Gilbert Bakerin 1903. It is found in Southern South Africa, growing in grit or other well-drained soil with some water and lots of sun. The bulb will grow to four centimetres in diameter, the leaves up to 20 centimetres. The flowers are green and crème, the plant can be reproduced both by seeds and bulbs.

It might been transferred to the genera of Ornithogalum in 2003 by John C. Manning & Peter Goldblatt.

This is photos of Volmoed IB 10407. Said to occur from the Richtersveld to the Biedouw Valley.

The genera name might referee to the egg-sharpen bulb. The species name mean 'long-stemmed' like the flowers are.

*)Accordantly to the latest taxonomic system; APG IV 2016, Hyacinthaceae is now part of the Asparagaceae.