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Author: Nicolaas Joseph von Jacquin, 1789
Origin:  South Africa, Namibia
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Minimum - Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  2,5 Centimetres
Height:  10-50 Centimetres
Flower:  Yellow / Green
Propagate:  Seeds/Bulbs
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Albuca suaveolens, J.C.Manning & Goldblatt.
Ornithogalum breviscapum,
Ornithogalum namaquanum,
U. Müll.-Doblies & D. Müll.-Doblies, 1996.
Ornithogalum roodiae,
Coilonox suaveolens, Speta.
Loncomelos suaveolens,

This member of the Hyacinthaceae family was described by Nicolaas Joseph von Jacquin in 1789. It is found in South Africa and Namibia, growing in a well drained soil with little to some water and lots of sun. The bulbs will grow to two and a half centimetres in diameter, the whole plant from ten to fifty centimetres height. The flowers are yellow with green lines.

The genera name from Greek: ornithos; 'bird' and gala; 'milk'. The species name means 'with a sweet fragrance'.

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