Scientific Name
Albuca virens (Ker Gawl.) J.C.Manning & Goldblatt subsp. virens
Higher Classification
Ornithogalum aciphyllum Baker, Ornithogalum acuminatum Baker, Ornithogalum albovirens Baker, Ornithogalum breviscapum F.M.Leight., Ornithogalum cepaefolium Baker, Ornithogalum chloranthum Baker, Ornithogalum ecklonii Fisch. & C.A.Mey., Ornithogalum ecklonii Schltdl., Ornithogalum flavovirens Baker, Ornithogalum galpinii Baker, Ornithogalum inconspicuum Baker, Ornithogalum longivaginatum N.E.Br., Ornithogalum otavense Krause, Ornithogalum pretoriense Baker, Ornithogalum rudolphii Jacq.f., Ornithogalum saltmarshei Baker, Ornithogalum subspicatum Baker, Ornithogalum tenuifolium F.Delaroche, Ornithogalum tenuifolium Redouté (1811), not Albuca tenuifolia Baker (1872), Ornithogalum umgenense Baker, Ornithogalum virens Ker Gawl.
Common Names
Bosui (a), Moretele-o-monyenyane (ss)
National Status
Status and Criteria
Least Concern
Assessment Date
R.R. Klopper & J.E. Victor
Not endemic to South Africa
Provincial distribution
Eastern Cape, Free State, KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, Northern Cape
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Ornithogalum tenuifolium F.Delaroche subsp. tenuifolium Least Concern Raimondo et al. (2009)

Manning, J.C., Forest, F., Devey, D.S., Fay, M.F. and Goldblatt, P. 2009. A molecular phylogeny and revised classification of Ornithogaloideae (Hyacinthaceae) based on an analysis of four plastid DNA regions. Taxon 58(1):77-107.

Raimondo, D., von Staden, L., Foden, W., Victor, J.E., Helme, N.A., Turner, R.C., Kamundi, D.A. and Manyama, P.A. 2009. Red List of South African Plants. Strelitzia 25. South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria.

Klopper, R.R. & Victor, J.E. 2005. Albuca virens (Ker Gawl.) J.C.Manning & Goldblatt subsp. virens. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2020.1. Accessed on 2023/11/28

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