Joseph von Jacquin, 1974
South-Western South Africa
Yellow / Green
star flower, African star of Bethlehem.
secunda, J.C.Manning & Goldblatt.
Albuca micrantha, Baker.
Coilonox secundum, Speta.
Loncomelos secundum, Raf.
Monotassa secunda, Salisb.
Urginea secunda, Baker, 1873.
This member of the
Hyacinthaceae family was described by Nicolaas
Joseph von Jacquin in 1794. It is found
in south-west South Africa, growing in a well drained soil with some
water and lots of sun. The bulb will grow to four centimetres,
the plant to 25 centimetres height. The flowers are light yellow
with a green stripe.
genera name from Greek: ornithos; 'bird' and gala; 'milk'.
The species name from Latin, meaning 'according to'.
*)Accordantly to the latest taxonomic system; APG IV 2016, Hyacinthaceae
now part of