Species within a genus

Genus: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
ORNITHOGALUM (G)
Chincherinchee (Le)
Family: HYACINTHACEAE
ornis, = a bird; ornith-,= pertaining to birds, bird-like; gala, = milk; (pigeon’s milk- (high fat, milk-like secretions produced in pigeons’ crops for feeding young. “Bird’s milk” was colloquial in Ancient Greek for something beautiful)
(LS, BL, Le)
Ornithogalum dregeanum (La)

Location: (K)
For Johann Franz (Jean Francois) Drège (1794-1881).** -anus, = belonging to, connected with, pertaining to, used to form adjectives from nouns, particularly from geographical and personal names.
(Ch, BL)
Ornithogalum dubium (La)
Geeltjienk(PS) Geeltjienkerintjie
Location: (F)
dubius, = wavering in opinion, doubting, doubtful, dubious, uncertain. (doubtful)
(ld, BL)
Ornithogalum graminifolium (La)

Location: (F, K)
gramen, graminis, = grass; folium,= a leaf. (grass-leaved)
(ld, BL)
Ornithogalum hispidum subsp. bergii (La)

Location: (F, K)
hispidus, = rough, shaggy, hairy, bristly, prickly. -idus, = indicates a state or action in progress (‘-ish’). (hispid, covered with coarse rigid erect hairs or bristles harsh to the touch) For Carl Heinrich Bergius (1790-1818).**
(ld, BL, Ch)
Ornithogalum juncifolium (La)
Grass-leved Chincherinchee(PS)
Location: (F, K)
jungo, = to join or unite together, connect, attach, fasten, yoke, harness; juncus, = a twig resembling a rush; folium, = a leaf.
(ld, BL)
Ornithogalum schlechterianum

Location: (F)
For Friedrich Richard Rudolf Schlechter (1872-1925);** -anus, = belonging to, connected with, pertaining to, used to form adjectives from nouns, particularly from geographical and personal names.
(Ch, BL)
Ornithogalum thyrsoides (G)
Common Chincherinchee(Wf) African Wonder Flower(PS) Witviooltjie
Location: (F, K)
thursos, = any light straight shaft; commonly the thursus, a wand wreathed in ivy and vine leqves with a pine-cone at the top, carried by devotees of Bacchus. (thyrse, i.e. a more or less ovoid or ellipsoid panicle, with cymose branches) -oides, = like, resembling, having the form or nature of.
(LS, BL)