Usually found along the roads in the Cape
This giant member of the
Hyacinthaceae family was given this name by John C. Manning
and Peter Goldblatt in 2004. It is found in the southern Africa, growing in a
well drained soil with some water and lots of sun. It might have a
short dormant period in the mid summer. It will grow up to 160
centimetres with a bulb up to 12 centimetres. The flowers are white
with green stripes.
genera name from Greek: ornithos; 'bird' and gala; 'milk'.
The species name means
'big' - and it sure is.
*)Accordantly to the latest taxonomic system; APG IV 2016, Hyacinthaceae
now part of
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