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Family: HYACINTHACEAE* 

 Ornithogalum maximum
 
 
Author:   John C. Manning & Peter Goldblatt, 2004
Family:  Hyacinthaceae*
Origin:  Southern Africa
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  12 centimetres
Height:  90-160 centimetres
Flower:  White/Green
Propagate:  Seeds/Bulbs
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Albuca maxima, Nicolaas Laurens Burman. Albuca altissima

Usually found along the roads in the Cape Province.

   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.

The 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 is now part of the Asparagaceae.

This is a winter-grower.