1. Family: Asparagaceae Juss.
    1. Ornithogalum L.

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

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Plants slender to robust, all parts glabrous, flowering with the leaves
    Leaves
    Leaves lanceolate to filiform, erect
    Scape
    Scapes 1-3 per plant
    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
    Perianth
    Perianth-segments free, spreading, white or white with a dorsal green band, apex cucullate with glands
    Filaments
    Filaments free, white and flattened
    Pistil
    Ovary sessile or with a short carpophore, 3-locular, with many ovules per locule; style slender and as long as the ovary
    Fruits
    Capsules subglobose
    Seeds
    Seeds black, irregularly flattened, outline sub- to semicircular.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Angola, Austria, Baleares, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cape Provinces, Corse, Cyprus, Czechoslovakia, East Aegean Is., 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, Masachusettes, Mexico Central, Michigan, 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

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

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
    'The Herbarium Catalogue, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet http://www.kew.org/herbcat [accessed on Day Month Year]'. Please enter the date on which you consulted the system.

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. 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 2019. 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