Lachenalia Jacq.

Common Name: Lachenalia

Family: Asparagaceae

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.

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