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This genus is accepted, and its native range is Europe to Afghanistan, Sierra Leone, Ethiopia to S. Africa, Madagascar.
Ornithogalum hajastanum

[FTEA]

Hyacinthaceae, Brita Stedje, Ph.D.. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1996

Morphology General Habit
Plants slender to robust, all parts glabrous, flowering with the leaves
Morphology Leaves
Leaves lanceolate to filiform, erect
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Scape
Scapes 1-3 per plant
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence a raceme with 2-300 flowers; pedicels erect or spreading at anthesis, erect in fruit; bracts lanceolate to ovate-acuminate, with filiform apex, never spurred
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Perianth
Perianth-segments free, spreading, white or white with a dorsal green band, apex cucullate with glands
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens Filaments
Filaments free, white and flattened
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Ovary sessile or with a short carpophore, 3-locular, with many ovules per locule; style slender and as long as the ovary
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsules subglobose
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds black, irregularly flattened, outline sub- to semicircular.

[FSOM]

M. Thulin et al. Flora of Somalia, Vol. 1-4 [updated 2008] https://plants.jstor.org/collection/FLOS

Morphology Leaves
Leaves produced at the same time as the flowers, linear to ovate, glabrous or pubescent
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence a raceme; peduncle erect, glabrous; bracts lanceolate to ovate-acuminate, not spurred
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Tepal
Tepals free or almost so, hooded at the apex, ± spreading
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens with filaments flattened
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary sessile or shortly stipitate, 3-celled with 2–many ovules per cell; style slender, erect or directed to one side, or absent; stigma terminal. Capsule ovoid
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds black, flattened and subcircular or angular.
Distribution
More than 200 species in Africa, Europe and Asia.

Native to:

Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Angola, Austria, Baleares, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cape Provinces, Corse, Cyprus, Czechoslovakia, East Aegean Is., East European Russia, Egypt, Ethiopia, France, Free State, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Hungary, Iran, Iraq, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kriti, Krym, KwaZulu-Natal, Lebanon-Syria, Lesotho, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Morocco, Namibia, Netherlands, North Caucasus, Northern Provinces, Palestine, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Sardegna, Sicilia, Sierra Leone, Sinai, South European Russi, Spain, Sudan, Swaziland, Switzerland, Transcaucasus, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkey-in-Europe, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, West Siberia, Yugoslavia

Introduced into:

Alabama, Arkansas, Baltic States, British Columbia, Canary Is., Connecticut, Delaware, Denmark, District of Columbia, Finland, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Ireland, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Madeira, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mexico Central, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Brunswick, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New South Wales, New York, New Zealand South, Newfoundland, North Carolina, Norway, Nova Scotia, Ohio, Oklahoma, Ontario, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Québec, Rhode I., South Australia, South Carolina, South Dakota, Sweden, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Victoria, Virginia, Washington, West Himalaya, West Virginia, Western Australia, Wisconsin

Ornithogalum L. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Zimbabwe 16737.000
South Africa 16738.000
South Africa 2458.000
South Africa 34912.000
Rayner, R.W. [473], Kenya 4487.000

First published in Sp. Pl.: 306 (1753)

Accepted by

  • Manning, J.C., Forest, F., Devey, D.S., Fay, M.F. & Goldblatt, P. (2009). A molecular phylogeny and a revised classification of Ornithogaloideae (Hyacinthaceae) based on an analysis of four placid DNA regions Taxon 58: 77-107.

Literature

Flora of Somalia

  • Flora Somalia, Vol 4, (1995) Author: by M. Thulin [updated by M. Thulin 2008]
  • Stedje & Nordal in Nord. J. Bot. 4: 749–759 (1985).

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Baker in F.T.A. 7: 544 (1898)
  • L., Gen. Pl., ed. 5: 145 (1754)
  • Nordal & Stedje in Kirkia 14: 12-18 (1993)
  • Oberm. in Bothalia 123: 330 (1978)
  • Stedje & Nordal in Nordic Journ. Bot. 5: 749 (1985)
  • sp Pl.: 306 (1753)

Flora of Somalia
Flora of Somalia
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Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0