African Plant Database

Drimia brachystachys (Baker) Stedje
Family : Hyacinthaceae
Protologue : Nord. J. Bot. 7(6): 665 (1987)
Information on the genus : Drimia
Basionym : Urginea brachystachys Baker
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Urginea brachystachys Baker (1892)
 Urginavia brachystachys (Baker) Speta
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herb 5-13 cm tall, usually flowering before leaves; bulb often extended into a neck; leaves linear, 10-30x0,3-1,8 cm; raceme dense, subglobose, with 25-75 flowers; pedicels 0,5-1,1 cm, spreading; perianth segments free or united up to 1,5 mm, white with a greenish or brownish abaxial band, 5-8 mm long; filaments linear or triangular, free or united with the perianth segments, free part 3-4 mm long; capsule subglobose, 0,5-1,2x0,4-1,1 cm.
Ecology : Grassland and wooded grassland; often on burnt ground; open stony places; 175- c. 2000 m alt.
  Closely related to Urginea johnstonii (Angola); cf. Nord. J. Bot. 7: 665, 1987.
  Bulb very poisonous.
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see under The International Plant Name Index
carte afrique num 15493
Record n°15493
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