1082.000 Drimia Jacq. ex Willd.

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

Zimbabwe: 7 taxa.

Drimia elata

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

SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
altissima (L.f.) Ker Gawl.N,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
calcarata (Baker) StedjeN,C,S
elata Jacq. ex Willd.N,W,C,EDescription, Image
indica (Roxb.) Jessop?
macrantha (Baker) BakerN,CImage
multisetosa (Baker) Jessop N,C,EDescription, Image
sanguinea (Schinz) JessopW,C,S

Other sources of information about Drimia:

Our websites:

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

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Drimia
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Drimia
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Drimia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Drimia
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Drimia
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Drimia

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Drimia.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=348, retrieved 29 July 2016

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