African Plant Database

Drimia glaucescens (Engl. & K. Krause) H. Scholz
Family : Hyacinthaceae
Protologue : Bull. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat., sect B Ser. 4, 11(4): 444 (1989)
Information on the genus : Drimia
Basionym : Urginea glaucescens Engl. & K. Krause
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Urginea glaucescens Engl. & K. Krause (1910)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Ornithogalum ensifolium Thonn. (1827)
=Urginea ensifolia (Thonn.) Hepper (1968)
=*Ornithogalum ndelense A. Chev.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herb with leaves commencing growth at flowering time, linear, deeply channelled, c. 1,5 cm wide; inflorescence 30-60 cm tall, with rather numerous flowers in the upper third; flowers white, with a broad green median stripe on each tepal and broad hyaline margins; tepals c. 6 mm long; capsule deeply 3-lobed, transversely veined, 1x1 cm, base truncate.
Ecology : Common in seasonally wet grassland; in pockets of soil amongst rocks; wooded savanna; dry bed of brook; 300-320 m alt. (Cameroon).
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Record n°15501 modified 2008-08-27
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