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Author: J.C. Manning & P. Goldblatt, 2004
Origin:  Namibia, South Africa
Soil:  Sand - Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium - Maximum
Thickness:  2,5 Centimetres
Height:  12 Centimetres
Flower:  Brownish-White
Propagate:  Seeds/Bulbs
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Dipcadi crispum, Baker, 1870.
Dipcadi tortile
R.A. Dyer.
Dipcadi crispum
subsp. crispo-ciliatum Bley.
Dipcadi crispociliatum, Suess.
Dipcadi dinteri,
Dipcadi setosum,
Dipcadi tortile,
Dipcadi undulatifolium,
Dipcadi volutum,
J.C.Manning & Goldblatt.

This little member of the Hyacinthaceae family was given this name by John Charles Manning and Peter Goldblatt in 2004. It is found in Namibia and South Africa, growing in sand or other well drained soil with some water and some to lots of sun. The bulb will grow to two and a half centimetre, the single or few leaves to twelve centimetres. The flowers are brownish white.

The genera name from Greek: ornithos; 'bird' and gala; 'milk'. The species name means curly.

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