African Plant Database

Drimiopsis barteri Baker
Family : Hyacinthaceae
Protologue : Refug. Bot. 3: App. 18 (1870)
Information on the genus : Drimiopsis
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Ledebouria barteri (Baker) J. C. Manning & Goldblatt
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Drimiopsis aroidastrum A. Chev. (1908)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herb 15-22-35 cm tall; bulb c. 5 cm long, giving rise to flowers and leaves at the same time; leaves narrowly lanceolate, without pseudo-petiole, to c. 17-34x2-3,7 cm, sometimes purple beneath and spotted above; raceme dense, 1,5-5,5 cm long, long-pedunculate; flowers subsessile; 1-2 per shoot; perianth segments green, 3,5-4 mm long, both inner and outer segments connivent; filaments flattened, triangular and united with the perianth segments at their base; capsule subglobose, c. 5 mm long. Flowers apparently cleistogamous (always ?).
Ecology : Savanna (uncommon); wet marshes; annually flooded meadows near river banks, on black soil; fallows; bushland usually on sandy ground; dark clayish soil; damp woodland; 10-1600 m alt.
  Not in Niger (confusion with Nigeria); not in Ethiopia (= D. spicata).

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and south Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing
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see under Flore d'Afrique Centrale
see under The International Plant Name Index
carte afrique num 14665
Record n°14665
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