African Plant Database

Drimia delagoensis (Baker) Jessop
Family : Hyacinthaceae
Protologue : J. S. Afr. Bot., 43(4): 294 (1977)
Information on the genus : Drimia
Basionym : Urginea delagoensis Baker
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Urginea delagoensis Baker (1896)
 Sekanama delagoensis (Baker) Speta
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Urginea lydenburgensis R. A. Dyer (1942)
=Urginea ubomboensis R. A. Dyer (1942)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herb with a succulent above-ground bulb, usually growing in small groups; bulb ovoid, 2,5-15 cm long, scales thick, fleshy, loose-packed, red, or pink; leaves 3-8, cylindrical or channelled adaxially, 13-45x0,2-1,5 cm; scape 20-60 cm long, 10-60-flowered in ± elongated raceme; pedicels 1,5-6 mm long; perianth light brown, creamy white or pale mauve, with or without a darker area or stripe above, 3-5,5 mm long, segments spreading; capsule narrowly ellipsoid, 7-10 mm long.
Ecology : Rocky areas.
  Grown as a succulent ornamental. In S. Africa traded in ethnomedicinal plant markets (Biochem. Syst. Ecol. 33: 743-748, 2005).
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : perennial-Geophyte, Succulent- Ht 0.45 - 0.7 m. Alt: 75 - 1060 m. Distribution: KN, MP, SWZ

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • J. S. African Bot. 43: 294-295 (1977).
  • List South. African Succ. Pl. : 83 (1997).
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under The International Plant Name Index
carte afrique num 15460
Record n°15460
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