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Ornithogalum sp-kango-river
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Distribution: Africa: South Africa: Western Cape:


Ornithogalum sp-Kango-River grows on enon-gomglomerate outcroppings some 10 km north-east of Oudtshoorn.

I have not been able to identify this species yet.

It is partly an epigeal species but the bulbs may also be submerged in moss in habitat. It has a similar clumb-forming growth pattern as Ornithogalum sardienii, the leaves are linear, but smooth unlike the hairy ones of the latter. The bulbs are also smaller and more elongated. It is also not ornithogalum lithopsioides, being more petite and clumb-forming, while the peduncle only has a about six flowers or less.

The plants flower during late spring.


Ornithogalum sp-kango-river Ornithogalum sp-kango-river
Ornithogalum sp-Kango-River in habitat north-east of Oudtshoorn. Flower.



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