Ornithogalum candicans

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Ornithogalum candicans


Taxonavigation: Asparagales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Monocots
Ordo: Asparagales

Familia: Asparagaceae
Subfamilia: Scilloideae
Tribus: Ornithogaleae
Genus: Ornithogalum
Subgenus: O. subg. Galtonia
Sectio: O. sect. Galtonia
Species: Ornithogalum candicans




  • Basionym
    • Hyacinthus candicans Baker, Refug. Bot. 3: t. 174. 1870
  • Homotypic
    • Galtonia candicans (Baker) Decne., Ann. Gén. Hort. 23:33. 1880.


Native distribution areas:
  • Africa
    • Southtern Africa
      • Cape Provinces; Free State; KwaZulu-Natal; Lesotho; Northern Provinces

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition



Additional references


Vernacular names

suomi: Kellotähdikki, kellohyasintti
svenska: Kaphyacint
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