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Family: COLCHICACEAE 

 Ornithoglossum viride
 
  
Author:  William Townsend Aiton 1811
Family:  Colchicaceae
Habitat:  Southern Africa
Soil:  Grit or Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  2,5 centimetres
Height:  15 centimetres
Flower:  Brownish-Red
Reproduction:  Seeds
Pop names:  Cape Poison Onion, Green Spider, Cape Slangkop, Yellow Slangkop
Synonyms:  Ornithoglossum glaucum Salisb. Melanthium viride Linnaeus

The fruit.

   This member of the Colchicaceae  family was described by William Townsend Aiton in 1811. It is found in southern Africa, growing in a well drained soil with some water and lots of sun. The bulbs will grow to 2,5 centimetres in diameter, the whole plant up to 15 centimetres height. The flowers are brownish-red.

H.C. Andrews drawing from around 1797-1815