I take it to mean little (plant) that bends to the north. By the way, what does Ornithogalum (bird-milk?) come from Also, Alberto, how often does one have a chance to complain about a sesquipedalian specific epithet? For that matter, haow often does one have the chance to use the word sesquipedalian? David E. ________________________________ From: Alberto Castillo <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: Pacific Bulb Society <email@example.com> Sent: Sat, June 9, 2012 3:16:33 PM Subject: Re: [pbs] Ornithogalum adseptentrionesvergentulum It could translate as north of the short bend or north of the little end of the road Perhaps our expert Jane could clarify this further.