African Plant Database

Drimiopsis maculata Lindl. & Paxton
Family : Hyacinthaceae
Protologue : Flow. Gard. ii. 73 (1851 [1852])
Information on the genus : Drimiopsis
Status for NA : accepted (problematic)
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Drimiopsis minor Baker
=Drimia petiolata K. Koch & C.D. Bouché
=Ledebouria petiolata J.C. Manning & Goldblatt (2004)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herb to at least 35 cm tall; bulb globose, 1,5-5 cm long; leaves 2-6, usually cordate above the distinctly petiole-like base, glabrous, shiny green above with dark green blotches, 5-30x2-8 cm; inflorescence much longer than the leaves; pedicels 1-2 mm long; flowers white or green, c. 3-5 mm long, segments ascending with incurved cucullate apices; fruit unknown.
Ecology : Valley grassland, in brown sandy clay; open places; forest fringes, near the coast; 0-990 m alt.
  Reported as cultivated in the Canary Isl.
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : perennial-Geophyte- Ht up to 0.3 m. Alt: 25 - 1340 m. Distribution: EC, GA, KN, MP, SWZ

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Fl. Pl. South Africa 24: t.957 (1944).
  • Edinburgh J. Bot. 60[3]: 561 (2004).

Bibliography for North Africa :
  • HANSEN, A. & P. SUNDING (1993). Flora of Macaronesia. Checklist of vascular plants. 4. revised edition Sommerfeltia 17: 1-295
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under The Euro-Mediterranean Plant Base
see under The International Plant Name Index
see under Herbarium, North Africa MPU
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Record n°14653 modified 2013-11-25
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