African Plant Database

Drimia uniflora J. C. Manning & Goldblatt
Family : Hyacinthaceae
Protologue : Strelitzia 9: 712 (2000)
Information on the genus : Drimia
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Litanthus pusillus Harv. (1844)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herb 7-10-35 cm tall; bulb small, globose, to c. 1 cm long; leaves few, filiform, to 10 cm long, rolled, sheathing the scape at base; scape 1, terete, thin, to c. 7 cm long, 1-2-flowered at top; pedicel very short, nodding, erect in fruit; flower tubular, 4-5 mm long; segments connate at base, free part short, ovate, obtuse, ascending, white, conspicuously nerved; capsule subglobose, 3-angled, c. 3 mm long.
Ecology : In S. Africa on pan floors, rocky ground, cliffs with shallow soils; 1000-1200(-3000) m alt.
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : perennial-Geophyte- Ht 0.01 - 0.39 m. Alt: 650 - 3000 m. Distribution: EC, FS, GA, KN, WC, SWZ

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • List South. African Succ. Pl. : 83 (1997).
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under The International Plant Name Index
see under African Plants - a Photo Guide
carte afrique num 15486
Record n°15486
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