African Plant Database

Drimia sudanica Friis & Vollesen
Family : Hyacinthaceae
Protologue : Nord. J. Bot. 19(2): 210 (1999)
Information on the genus : Drimia
Statuts nomenclatural : superfluous name
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Urginea pauciflora Baker (1898)
=Drimia pauciflora Baker (1892)
=Ebertia pauciflora (Baker) Speta (1998)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herb to c. 10 cm tall, flowering before the leaves; bulb ovoid to oblong, 2-3 cm Ø, outer scales membranous and white, neck moderately long; leaves unknown; inflorescence stiffly erect, to 5 cm long, with 2-4 flowers near apex; scape dark purple; pedicels 1-2,5 mm long, 0,5-1 mm Ø; perianth segments 5-7 mm long, fused on c. 1 mm length, white to pale greenish or slightly tinged with dark purple with a very prominent dark purple brown midrib; mature fruit unknown.
Ecology : Bare and burnt places; burnt Loudetia arundinacea grassland on slopes of crystalline mountains; 1035-2000 m alt.
  Only known from Guinea, Sierra Leone and S Sudan; perhaps overlooked. Disjunct area of c. 5000 km. Very rarely collected: 1892, 1905, (Jacques-Félix s. n., s.d.), 1982.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and south Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing
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see under The International Plant Name Index
carte afrique num 15513
Record n°15513
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