1082.000 Drimia Jacq. ex Willd.

Kativu, S. & Drummond, R.B. (1994) New combination in the genus Thuranthos C.H. Wright and a new record for T. macranthum (Baker) C.H. Wright in Zimbabwe Kirkia 15(1) 112-116

Description of the genus

Bulbous, perennial herbs. Leaves and inflorescences arising from separate buds. Leaves 1-many, linear to lorate. Flowers in cylindric or subcapitate racemes, rarely pendulous. Bracts long-acuminate, at least the lower spurred. Flowers white, mauve, brown or green with a dark midrib. Perianth of 6 free or fused, patent or erecto-patent, segments. Stamens 6, with filaments erect and ± connivent or spreading. Ovary 3-locular; ovules many. Capsule spherical to ovoid, loculicidal. Seeds flat, winged, black, shiny, papillose.

Worldwide: 120 species in S Europe, Africa and Asia

Caprivi: 3 cultivated taxa.

Drimia altissima

Links to cultivated taxa    View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this genus

altissima (L.f.) Ker Gawl.Description, Image
calcarata (Baker) StedjeDescription, Image
hockii De Wild.

Other sources of information about Drimia:

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Flora of Botswana: Drimia
Flora of Caprivi: Drimia
Flora of Malawi: Drimia
Flora of Mozambique: Drimia
Flora of Zambia: Drimia
Flora of Zimbabwe: Drimia

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Drimia
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Drimia
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Drimia
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Drimia
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Drimia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Drimia
JSTOR Plant Science: Drimia
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Drimia
Plants of the World Online: Drimia
Tropicos: Drimia
Wikipedia: Drimia

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Caprivi: Cultivated plants: genus page: Drimia.
https://www.capriviflora.com/cult/genus.php?genus_id=348, retrieved 14 July 2024

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