Rare plants say: A very rare species, described only in 1996. It remains barely known. The Latin name translates as ?the little chap inclined towards the north? and refers to the fact that the leaves usually point north. Arnold On 06/09/12, David Ehrlich wrote: 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 <email@example.com> To: Pacific Bulb Society <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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.