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Drimia calcarata (Baker) Stedje
Family : Hyacinthaceae
Protologue : Nord. J. Bot. 7(6): 663 (1987)
Information on the genus : Drimia
Basionym : Ornithogalum calcaratum Baker
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Ornithogalum calcaratum Baker (1874)
 Urginea calcarata (Baker) Hilliard & B. L. Burtt (1985)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Urginea modesta Baker (1892)
=Drimia modesta (Baker) Jessop (1977)
=Urginea natalensis Baker (1896)
=Urginea pretoriensis Baker (1901)
=Urginea rubella Baker (1896)
=Urginea tenella Baker (1896)
=Urginea mandalensis Baker (1898)
=*Urginea pauciflora auct.
=Urginea umgeniensis Poelln. (1944)
=Urginea arenosa Adamson (1942)
=Urginea gracilis Duthie (1928)
=Urginea pedunculata Adamson (1944)
=Urginea riparia Baker (1896)
=Fusifilum gracile (A. V. Duthie) Speta
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herb slender, 8-35 cm tall, usually flowering before the leaves; bulb ovoid, 1,5-3 cm Ø; leaves filiform, to 2 mm wide; scape 1-2 mm Ø, erect, glabrous; raceme lax, with 20-30 flowers; pedicels 1-8 mm long; perianth segments free, oblong, white with a green or brown abaxial band, 3-4 mm long; capsule narrowly ovoid-ellipsoid, 4-5 mm long; seeds not winged.
Ecology : Grasslands; rocky outcrops; on tufts of sedge; often in dambos; 1200-3350 m alt.
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : perennial-Geophyte- Ht 0.07 - 0.45 m. Alt: 160 - 2713 m. Distribution: EC, FS, KN, LP, MP, NW, SWZ
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carte afrique num 15453
Record n°15453
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