Ornithogalum reverchonii

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Ornithogalum reverchonii Lange

Asparagaceae

Life form: bulb or tuber
Usage: ornamental plant

Exposure: sun  

Moisture: moderately moist

Soil: sandy loam - Soil: gritty loam

Arrangement: basal
Leaves: decidious

Shape: lanceolate

Division: simple

Shape: campanulate
Fruit: loculicidal capsule

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Inflorescence: raceme

Petals: not specified
Habit: nodding

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Liliopsida
Subclassis:
Liliidae
Superordo:
Lilianae
Ordo:
Asparagales
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Ornithogalum reverchonii belongs to the group of bulbous and tuberous plants.

Contents

Naming

Ornithogalum reverchonii was described by Johan Martin Christian Lange in 1891. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Ornithogalum reverchonii is a species in the genus Ornithogalum which contains approximately 190 to 217 species and belongs to the family of the Asparagaceae (Asparagus Family). The type species of the genus is Ornithogalum umbellatum.

Characteristics

Growth

The plants reach heights of 45 to 90 centimetres.

Leaves

Ornithogalum reverchonii is deciduous. The simple leaves are basal. They are lanceolate with entire margins.

Flowers and Fruits

Ornithogalum reverchonii produces racemes of nodding, white campanulate flowers in May.

The plants produce loculicidal capsules.

Root System

Distribution

Cultivation

The plants prefer a sunny situation on moderately moist soil. The substrate should be sandy-loamy or gritty-loamy soil.

Uses

Suited for mixed borders.

Maintenance and Propagation

  • Remove withered flowers.
  • The leaves should be left on the plants after flowering so that they can gather strength for the following year.
  • Plant in autumn 10 centimetres deep.

Propagate by sowing seed in a cold frame in autumn or by bulblets in summer.

Cultivars

Poisonousness

Ornithogalum reverchonii is toxic.

Aeskulap  Please read the health issues note

Pests and Diseases

Literature

  • Walter Erhardt, Erich Götz, Nils Bödeker, Siegmund Seybold: Der große Zander. Eugen Ulmer KG, Stuttgart 2008, ISBN 978-3-8001-5406-7. (Ger.)
  • Christoper Brickell (Editor-in-chief): RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. Third edition. Dorling Kindersley, London 2003, ISBN 0-7513-3738-2.

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