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Ornithogalum concinnum, Richard Anthony Salisbury, 1796.
Ornithogalum uniflorum var. concinnum, Ker
Ornithogalum unifolium subsp.
concinnum, K. Richt. 1890.
Cathissa roccensis, Speta.
Ornithogalum roccense, Link.
Ornithogalum subcucullatum, Rouy & Coincy.
This member of the Hyacinthaceae family was
given this name by Franz Speta in 2001. It is found in in Portugal
and Spain, growing in sand or other well
drained soil with some water and lots of sun. The bulb will
grow to three centimetres, the entire plant from 15 to 35
centimetres. The flowers are white.
The genera name is from the Greek
καθίζω; kathizo, which has derived forms like kathissas,
kathisa. It means 'to sit', apparently referring to the bracts
sitting against the flowers. It
was introduced by Richard Anthony Salisbury, The Genera of Plants
34. 1866. The
species name means 'pretty, neat, elegant'.
*)Accordantly to the latest taxonomic system; APG IV 2016, Hyacinthaceae
now part of