African Plant Database

Drimia hockii De Wild.
Family : Hyacinthaceae
Protologue : Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. 12: 294 (1913)
Information on the genus : Drimia
Statuts nomenclatural : uncertain status
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herb; bulb globose to ovoid, to 3 cm Ø; leaves unknown; scape to 50 cm tall, not spotted; raceme 7-20 cm long, c. 10-flowered; pedicels to 6 cm long, erect; perianth reddish, 1,1-1,3 cm long, fused on 4-5 mm; segments curved back, linear, to 1,5 mm wide, 1-nerved; filaments violet.
Ecology : ? Known only from the types (Hock s. n., Bequaert 146), collected at Elisabethville (11°40’Sx27°28’E), and Bukama, Haut-Katanga, Zaire, in 1911. Ecology not recorded.
  Said to be near Drimia coleae Baker (= Ledebouria somaliensis).
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Record n°15503 modified 2013-11-25
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