John Gilbert Baker,
||Green / White - Purple
Ornithogalum haworthioides, Baker.
This member of the
Hyacinthaceae family was described by John Gilbert Baker in 1875. It is found in
Southern South Africa, growing in wintertime in a well drained soil with
little to some water and some sun. The bulb can grow up to eight
centimetres in diameter, the leaves to 15 centimetres long. The
flowers are green and white to pale purple. The plant can be
reproduced both by seeds and scales.
The genera name from Greek;
drimys; 'sharp' or 'cutting' for the pointed capsules. The
species name because its resemblance with Haworthia.
*)Accordantly to the latest taxonomic system; APG IV 2016, Hyacinthaceae
now part of
This is a winter-grower.