African Plant Database

Drimia indica (Roxb.) Jessop
Family : Hyacinthaceae
Protologue : J. S. Afr. Bot., 43(4): 272 (1977)
Information on the genus : Drimia
Basionym : Scilla indica Roxb.
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Scilla indica Roxb. (1832)
 Urginea indica (Roxb.) Kunth (1843)
 Thuranthos indicus (Roxb.) Speta
 Indurgia indica (Roxb.) Speta (2001)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Albuca reflexa Dinter & K. Krause (1914)
=Urginea amboensis Baker (1903)
=Urginea sebirei Berhaut
=Thuranthos zambesiacum (Baker) Kativu (1994)
=Drimia laxiflora Baker (1871)
=*Anthericum articulatum Hutch.
=Anthericum hyacinthoides Willd. ex Kunth
=Drimia zambesiaca (Baker) J. C. Manning & Goldblatt
=Erythronium hyacinthoides Royle
=Erythronium indicum Rottler ex Spreng.
=Idothea laxiflora (Baker) Kuntze
=Indurgia coromandeliana (Roxb.) Speta (2001)
=Indurgia govindappae (A. Boraiah & Swahari) Speta (2001)
=Indurgia nagarjunae (Hemadri & Swahari) Speta (2001)
=Indurgia wightiana (Hook. f.) Speta (2001)
=Ledebouria maculata Dalzell (1850)
=Melanthium hyacinthoides Royle (1839)
=Scilla coromandeliana Roxb.
=Thuranthos wightianus (Hook. f.) Speta
=Urginea wightiana Hook. f.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herb to 50 cm tall; bulb subglobose, 6-8 cm Ø; leaves rosulate, appearing after flowering and fruiting, narrowly linear, 20-30x 0,4-4 cm; inflorescence a very lax raceme, 5-25-flowered; pedicels 1,8-2,5 cm long at anthesis, slender, not jointed, arching in flower, erect in fruit; perianth segments free or united up to 2 mm, c. 1 cm long, brownish or greenish, shortly cuneate at base; filaments linear, free or united with perianth at base; capsule ellipsoid, 1,5-2 cm long.
Ecology : Grassland; open forests; rocky savannas; woodland; sandy or stony soil; plateau with sandy-clayey soil; humid sands; Acacia-Commiphora bushland; shallow soil over rock in tall grass formation; 0-2280 m alt.
  Differs from D. macrocarpa by shorter pedicels (not > 3 cm long) and shorter perianth segments (not > 1,4 cm long).
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : perennial-Geophyte- Ht up to 0.5 states: NAM, KN, MP

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and south Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Checklist Flow. Pl. Sub-Saharan Africa : 762 (2006).

Bibliography other :
  • Cat. Pl. Vasc. Burkina Faso:200, 270 (2012)
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Record n°15489 modified 2013-03-21
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