Ornithogalum pulchrum Schinz

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Ornithogalum pulchrum

Photo: Bart Wursten
D3508 at Kalimbeza

Ornithogalum pulchrum

Photo: Bart Wursten
D3508 at Kalimbeza

Ornithogalum pulchrum

Photo: Bart Wursten
D3508 at Kalimbeza

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Synonyms: Albuca comosa (Welw. ex Baker) J. C. Manning & Goldblatt
Common names:
Status: Uncertain
Notes: Although the plant in the images was growing near a small rural village it seemed rather unlikely that it was planted in an otherwise still wild area. However, it is unsure if this species would occur naturally in the eastern Caprivi.
Derivation of specific name: pulchrum: beautiful
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Angola, Botswana and Namibia
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
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Content last updated: Friday 1 March 2024

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.

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

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Flora of Botswana: Ornithogalum pulchrum
Flora of Zimbabwe: Ornithogalum pulchrum

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Ornithogalum pulchrum
African Plant Database: Ornithogalum pulchrum
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Ornithogalum pulchrum
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Ornithogalum pulchrum
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Ornithogalum pulchrum
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iNaturalist: Ornithogalum pulchrum
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Ornithogalum pulchrum
JSTOR Plant Science: Ornithogalum pulchrum
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Ornithogalum pulchrum
Plants of the World Online: Ornithogalum pulchrum
Tropicos: Ornithogalum pulchrum
Wikipedia: Ornithogalum pulchrum

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Caprivi: Species information: Ornithogalum pulchrum.
https://www.capriviflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=114570, retrieved 25 May 2024

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