African Plant Database

Drimia noctiflora (Batt. & Trab.) Stearn
Family : Hyacinthaceae
Protologue : Ann. Mus. Goulandris 4: 207 (1978)
Information on the genus : Drimia
Basionym : Urginea noctiflora Batt. & Trab.
Status for NA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Urginea noctiflora Batt. & Trab. (1893)
 Thuranthos noctiflorum (Batt. & Trab.) Speta (1998)
 Urginea noctiflora Batt. & Trab. subsp. noctiflora
 Duthiea noctiflora (Batt. & Trab.) Speta
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=*Urginea noctiflora subsp. helicophylla Maire (1934)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herb with bulb to 6x4 cm covered with many whitish or brownish scales produced into a neck; scape erect, 15-40 cm long; leaves to 20 cm x 1-1,5 mm, semicylindric, spirally rolled or not, produced later than flowers; raceme very lax, 4-20-flowered; pedicels 0,6-1 cm long; flowers night-flowering, grey-rosy to grey-fulvous, 0,7-1 cm long; tepals nearly free, 0,7-1 cm x 2,5-3 mm, ± ciliate; capsule ovoid or subglobose 0,7-1 cm long.
Ecology : Ecology unknown in Mauritania. Elsewhere: sandy and rocky pastures; rocks.

Bibliography for North Africa :
  • FENNANE, M., M. IBN TATTOU, J. MATHEZ, A. OUYAHYA & J. EL OUALIDI (éd.) (2014). Flore Pratique du Maroc [vol.3] Trav. Inst. Sci. Univ. Mohammed V, Sér. Bot. 3: 384
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under The Euro-Mediterranean Plant Base
see under The International Plant Name Index
see under Teline: Biodiversité végétale du sud-ouest marocain
see under Herbarium, North Africa MPU
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Record n°15508 modified 2008-05-20
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