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

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,E,SDescription, Image
elata Jacq. ex Willd.N,W,C,EDescription, Image
indica (Roxb.) JessopN,CImage
macrantha (Baker) BakerN,CImage
multisetosa (Baker) Jessop N,C,EDescription, Image
sanguinea (Schinz) JessopW,C,SDescription, Image

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

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Tropicos: Drimia
Wikipedia: Drimia

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: Genus page: Drimia.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=348, retrieved 29 May 2024

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