Carl Linnaeus Junior, 1786
Falconera spiralis, Salisb.
Ornithogalum circinatum, J.C.Manning & Goldblatt
Ornithogalum volutare, J.C.Manning & Goldblatt
This member of the Hyacinthaceae* family was given this name by Carl Linnaeus
the younger in 1786, and is
found in the Cape Province, South Africa on the sand plains. It's a
winter-grower, and doesn't need much water in the summer. The bulb will
grow to 25 centimetres and the corkscrew leaves to 50 centimetres. The
fine bell-shaped flowers are white-greenish. It can be reproduced both
by bulbs and seeds.
The genera name might referee
to the egg-sharpen bulb. The species name reefers to the
*)Accordantly to the latest taxonomic system; APG IV 2016, Hyacinthaceae
now part of
This is a winter-grower.