1090.000 Drimiopsis Lindl. & Paxton

Kativu, S. (2008) Alliaceae Flora Zambesiaca 13(1)

Description of the genus

Plants glabrous, flowering with the leaves. Leaves cordate, ovate or lanceolate, with or without a pseudopetiole, often spotted. Scapes 1-2 per plant. Inflorescence a spike or a raceme; bracts lacking. Flowers ± globular or shortly cylindric. Perianth-segments united up to 2 mm, white, yellowish green or green, often persistent in fruit; apex of inner segments cucullate and often yellow. Ovary sessile, with 1-2 basal ovules per locule. Fruit a subglobose capsule, with 1-2 seeds. Seeds globose to ovoid with a folded, black and shiny surface.

Worldwide: 15 species in Africa south of the Sahara.

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

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Flora of Botswana: Drimiopsis
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Drimiopsis
Flora of Mozambique: Drimiopsis
Flora of Zambia: Drimiopsis
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Drimiopsis

External websites:

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

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: Drimiopsis.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=355, retrieved 20 May 2024

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