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Photo by Giuseppe Distefano,

The flower from Mozambique by Ton Rulkens,

The entire inflorescence from

Author:  John C. Manning & P. Goldblatt, 2009
Origin:  South Africa
Soil:  Mix - Rich
Water:  Medium - Maximum
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  8 Centimetres
Height:  60 (90) Centimetres
Flower:  White / Green
Propagate:  Seeds/Bulblets
Names:  Pregnant Onion, False Sea Onion, German Onion
Synonyms:  Eliokarmos caudatum, Raf.
Fenelonia bracteata, Raf. 1832
Loncomelos caudatum, Dostál
Ornithogalum bracteatum, Thunb. 1794
Ornithogalum caudatum, Aiton
Ornithogalum longibracteatum, Jacq.
Ornithogalum massonii, J.F.Gmel.
Ornithogalum scilloides, Jacq.
Stellarioides longibracteata, Speta
Urginea mouretii, Batt. & Trab.
Urophyllon caudatum, Salisb.

This member of the Hyacinthaceae family was given this name by John C. Manning and Peter Goldblatt in 2009. It is found in South Africa, growing in a well drained but rich soil with some to lots of water and some sun. The caudex can grow to eight centimetres in diameter, the entire plant to 60 centimetres in height, 90 with the inflorescence with the white and green flowers.

The genera name might referee to the egg-sharpen bulb. The species name referring to the long bracts in the inflorescence. It sure look like Loncomelos caudatus to me.

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

The bulb with bulblets by CloveMill,