Common Name: Lachenalia
Published in: Syst. Veg. (ed. 14) 314. 1784.
Other: Type L. tricolor Jacq. ex Murray
The genus Lachenalia is certainly an infringement on Hyacinthus; the small distinction on which this new genus is founded can, at most, be considered but of sufficient consequence to form a specific character, so thought Linnaeus: the son of Professor Jacquin has thought otherwise, having called it after a botanist of the name of De la Chenal... (Bot. Repos.)
Also placed in Hyacinthaceae, Liliaceae.