Ornithogalum tenuifolium F. Delaroche
subsp. tenuifolium

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Ornithogalum tenuifolium subsp. tenuifolium

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Chinyakwaremba, Vumba

Ornithogalum tenuifolium subsp. tenuifolium

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chinyakwaremba, Vumba

Ornithogalum tenuifolium subsp. tenuifolium

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Hadange Gorge, Chimanimani National Park

Ornithogalum tenuifolium subsp. tenuifolium

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Hadange Gorge, Chimanimani National Park

Ornithogalum tenuifolium subsp. tenuifolium

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Mt Rukotso, Nyanga

Ornithogalum tenuifolium subsp. tenuifolium

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Mt Rukotso, Nyanga

Ornithogalum tenuifolium subsp. tenuifolium

Photo: Bart Wursten
Layby on Masvingo - Zvishavane road c. 39 km East of Zvishavane

Ornithogalum tenuifolium subsp. tenuifolium

Photo: Bart Wursten
Layby on Masvingo - Zvishavane road c. 39 km East of Zvishavane

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Synonyms: Ornithogalum ecklonii Schltdl.
Urginea cepaefolia (Baker) Rendle
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Bulbous perennial, up to 1 m. Up to 5 grey-green linear leaves start to develop at the time of flowering. Inflorescence compact, terminal on a long stem; flowers whitish or yellowish with a green center line on the tepals.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: tenuifolium: slender-leaved
Habitat: In various types of grassland.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1800 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Ethiopia, Somalia, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia, Angola and South Africa
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species: Diaphone eumela (Larval foodplant)
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Images last updated: Thursday 16 April 2015
Literature:

Bandeira, S., Bolnick, D. & Barbosa, F. (2007). Wild Flowers of Southern Mozambique Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, Maputo, Mozambique Page 59. (Includes a picture).

Fabian, A. & Germishuizen, G. (1997). Wild Flowers of Northern South Africa. Fernwood Press, Vlaeburg. Pages 34 - 35. (Includes a picture).

Kirby, G. (2013). Wild Flowers of Southeast Botswana Struik Nature, Cape Town South Africa Page 89. (Includes a picture).

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 91.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 115.

Pooley, E. (1998). A Field Guide to the Wild Flowers of KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern Region. Natal Flora Publications Trust. Durban. Pages 98 - 99. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 123.

Stedje, B. (1996). Hyacinthaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa Pages 27 - 28.

Van Wyk, B. & Malan, S. (1988). Field Guide to the Wild Flowers of the Witwatersrand and Pretoria Region Struik, Cape Town Pages 298 - 299. (Includes a picture).


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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Ornithogalum tenuifolium subsp. tenuifolium.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=114590, retrieved 1 July 2016

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