African Plant Database

Drimia macrocarpa Stedje
Family : Hyacinthaceae
Protologue : Nord. J. Bot. 7(6): 664 (1987)
Information on the genus : Drimia
Status for TA : rejected (present), is synonym of : Vera-duthiea macrocarpa (Stedje) Speta
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Duthiea macrocarpa (Stedje) Speta
 Thuranthos macrocarpus (Stedje) Speta
 Vera-duthiea macrocarpa (Stedje) Speta (2016)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Ornithogalum laikipiense L. E. Newton (2003)
=*Urginea zambesiaca auct.
=Thuranthos zambesiacum (Baker) Kativu (1994) p.p.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herb to 90 cm tall, flowering before leaves; bulb scales often thick and loosely packed; leaves linear, 30-38x0,8-0,9 cm; raceme very lax, to 30 cm long, 15- c. 50-flowered; pedicels 3-4,2 cm long; perianth segments free or united up to 2 mm, yellowish-green to purplish brown, 1,5-2,4 cm long, reflexed from near the base; capsule subglobose, emarginate, 2-2,5 cm long.
Ecology : Grassland; grassland with scattered small trees and shrubs; burnt bushland; disturbed Acacia drepanolobium bushland; burnt, heavily grazed grassland; 35-1750 m alt.
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see under The International Plant Name Index
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Record n°15506
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