Drimiopsis maculata Lindl. & Paxton

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Drimiopsis maculata

Photo: Sune Holt
Vilankulo, Inhambane, Mozambique

Drimiopsis maculata

Photo: Sune Holt
Vilankulo, Inhambane, Mozambique

Drimiopsis maculata

Photo: Sune Holt
Vilankulo, Inhambane, Mozambique

Drimiopsis maculata

Photo: Sune Holt
Vilankulo, Inhambane, Mozambique

Drimiopsis maculata

Photo: Sune Holt
Vilankulo, Inhambane, Mozambique

Drimiopsis maculata

Photo: Sune Holt
Vilankulo, Inhambane, Mozambique

Drimiopsis maculata

Photo: Sune Holt
Vilankulo, Inhambane, Mozambique

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Synonyms: Drimiopsis minor Baker
Common names:
Description: Perennial herb up to 35 cm high, growing from a globose bulb up to 45 mm wide. Leaves 2-4, triangular, with a distinct pseudopetiole, sheathing at the base, bright shiny green above with darker blotches; paler beneath. Inflorescences single, spike-like on a peduncle taller than the leaves. Upper pedicels up to 2 mm long. Tepals c. 4 mm long, inner tepals narrower than outer.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: maculata: spotted.
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Worldwide distribution: Tanzania, Mozambique, Eswatini and KwaZulu-Natal, Eastern Cape, South Africa.
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Literature:

Bandeira, S., Bolnick, D. & Barbosa, F. (2007). Wild Flowers of Southern Mozambique Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, Maputo, Mozambique Pages 62 - 63. (Includes a picture).

Da Silva, M.C., Izidine, S. & Amude, A.B. (2004). A preliminary checklist of the vascular plants of Mozambique. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 30 Sabonet, Pretoria Page 126.

Kativu, S. (2000). Notes on the genus Drimiopsis Lindl. (Hyacinthaceae) of the Flora Zambesiaca Area. Kirkia 17(2) Page 151.

Stedje, B. (1996). Hyacinthaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa Page 7.

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Flora of Mozambique: Drimiopsis maculata

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


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated Plants: Species information: Drimiopsis maculata.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/species.php?species_id=210290, retrieved 21 July 2024

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