African Plant Database

Schizobasis intricata (Baker) Baker
Family : Hyacinthaceae
Protologue : J. Bot. 12: 368 (1874) 
Information on the genus : Schizobasis
Basionym : Anthericum intricatum Baker
Status for SA : rejected (present), is synonym of : Drimia intricata (Baker) J.C. Manning & Goldblatt
Status for TA : rejected (present), is synonym of : Drimia intricata (Baker) J.C. Manning & Goldblatt
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Drimia intricata (Baker) J.C. Manning & Goldblatt (2000)
 Anthericum intricatum Baker
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Schizobasis macowanii Baker
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Bulb globose, 2,5-3,7 cm Ø; leaves 4-10, terete, erect, 7,5-10 cm long, vanishing before the stems appear; scape erect, 7,5-30 cm tall including the inflorescence; peduncle as long as the panicle, sometimes spirally twisted; panicle, 7,5-25 cm long and broad, very lax, corymbose, with zigzag rachis, slender, spreading, or ascending; pedicels 1-2,5 cm long, articulated at apex; perianth campanulate, 0,4 cm long; segments oblong-obtuse, white or yellow, with a distinct brown keel; capsule ellipsoid, 4-5 mm long.
Ecology : Hillside among rocks; steep shaded rocky bank in degraded bushland/low woodland; 1400-1900 m alt.
  Rarely cultivated as an oddity.

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Strelitzia 9: 97-99,710-712 (2000).
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under The International Plant Name Index
see under Flora of Zimbabwe
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Record n°14594
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