James Greenway, 1969
Ethiopia, Kenya, N Tanzania, Somalia
be: Battandiera donaldsonii, Mart.-Azorín, M.B.
Crespo & Juan, 2011.
Albuca donaldsonii, Rendle,
Urginea somalensis, Chiov.
This member of the Hyacinthaceae family was given this name by
Percy James Greenway in 1969. It is found
Ethiopia, Kenya, northern Tanzania and Somalia, growing in a well drained soil with
some water and some to lots of sun. The caudex can grow to 7,5
centimetres in diameter, the entire plant to 70 or even 150 centimetres in
flowers are whitish.
genera name from Greek: ornithos; 'bird' and gala; 'milk'.
The species is named after John Donaldson,1799–1876, a Scottish
agriculturalist and professor of Botany.
*)Accordantly to the latest taxonomic system; APG IV 2016, Hyacinthaceae
now part of