J. C. Manning & P. Goldblatt, 2004
Cape; South Africa, Lesotho
White / Green / Yellow
humilis, John Gilbert Baker, 1895.
This member of the Hyacinthaceae family was given this name by
John C. Manning and Peter Goldblatt in 2004. It is found
in the Eastern Cape in South Africa all the way up to Lesotho, growing in a well drained soil with
some water and lots of sun. The bulb can grow to four
centimetres in diameter, the entire plant to 20 centimetres in
height, although many wild plants stop at three centimetres. The
flowers are white, green and yellow..
genera name from Greek: ornithos; 'bird' and gala; 'milk'.
The species name means 'low-growing'.
*)Accordantly to the latest taxonomic system; APG IV 2016, Hyacinthaceae
now part of