African Plant Database

Drimia sanguinea (Schinz) Jessop
Family : Hyacinthaceae
Protologue : J. S. Afr. Bot., 43(4): 293 (1977)
Information on the genus : Drimia
Basionym : Urginea sanguinea Schinz
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Urginea sanguinea Schinz
 Sekanama sanguinea (Schinz) Speta
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Sekanama burkei (Baker) Speta
=Urginea burkei Baker (1896)
=Urginea rautanenii Baker (1903)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herb 6-60 cm tall, flowering before the leaves; bulb 4-9 cm long, scales tightly packed, red; leaves 3-8, linear-lanceolate, 25-35x0,3-1,4 cm; scape erect, 6-60 cm long; raceme dense, 40-80-flowered; pedicels 0,2-1,4 cm long, erect-spreading; perianth segments spreading, white with or without a brown dorsal stripe, ± free, 0,8-1,1 cm long; capsule ellipsoid to oblong, 1-2 cm long.
Ecology : Open bushland or woodland, in sandy or rocky places; 100-1900 m alt.
  Plant very poisonous to livestock, responsible for significant losses near Harare (fide Vahrmeijer, l.c.; Speta, l.c.).
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : perennial-Geophyte- Ht 0.1 - 0.9 m. Alt: 838 - 1435 m. Distribution: BOT, NAM, LP, NC, NW

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • J. S. African Bot. 43: 293-294 (1977).
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under The International Plant Name Index
carte afrique num 15482
Record n°15482
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