Ornithogalum mystery

Boyce Tankersley btankers@chicagobotanic.org
Thu, 06 May 2010 14:14:49 PDT
Hi All:

We have a new staff member in our Bulb Garden and I am attempting to
resolve the mystery bulbs that she inherited from a former staff member
whose paperwork left something to be desired.

This mystery bulb appears to be Ornithogalum nutans but the flowers lack
the broad green marking on the outside of the tepals. The leaves are
broad, for an Ornithogalum and relatively flaccid. It has been growing
in a partially shaded situation for a number of years.

Are there forms of O. nutans that lack the broad green stripe on the
outside of the petals?

Many thanks,

Boyce Tankersley
Director of Living Plant Documentation
Chicago Botanic Garden
1000 Lake Cook Road
Glencoe, IL 60022
tel: 847-835-6841
fax: 847-835-1635
email: btankers@chicagobotanic.org

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