African Plant Database

Drimia multisetosa (Baker) Jessop
Family : Hyacinthaceae
Protologue : J. S. Afr. Bot., 43(4): 299 (1977)
Information on the genus : Drimia
Basionym : Urginea multisetosa Baker
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Urginea multisetosa Baker (1896)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herb 25-70 cm tall, flowering before leaves; bulb ovoid, 2-7 cm Ø, scales whitish each ending in a bundle of fibres; leaves linear, 40x0,5 cm, grooved; inflorescence erect, lax, 8-25 cm long; pedicels 2-4 mm long; perianth segments oblong, 5-6 mm long, spreading to reflexed, whitish with dark keels; filaments filiform; capsule round, c. 12x11 mm.
Ecology : Grassland; woodland; rocky hillsides, often burnt; locally common; 1200-1800 m alt.
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : perennial-Geophyte- Ht 0.2 - 0.8 m. Alt: 955 - 1750 m. Distribution: EC, FS, GA, KN, LP, MP, NW

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • J. S. African Bot. 43: 299-300 (1977).
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under The International Plant Name Index
carte afrique num 15476
Record n°15476
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