African Plant Database

Drimia Jacq. ex Willd.
Family : Hyacinthaceae
Protologue : Sp. Pl., ed. 4 [Willd.] 2(1): 165 (1799) 
Status for MA : accepted (present)
Status for NA : accepted (present)
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Urginea Steinh. (1834)
=Charybdis Speta (1998)
=Ebertia Speta
=Ledurgia Speta (2001)
=Rhadamanthus Salisb. (1866)
=Rhodocodon Baker (1881)
=Squilla Steinh. (1836)
=Duthiea Speta (2001)
=Erythronium L.
=Idothearia C. Presl
=Urginavia Speta
=Mucinaea M. Pinter & al. (2013)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : The genus is characterised by the wiry mostly simple inflorescence, spurred small bracts, short-lived flowers (one day); tepals ± united at base, desiccating and cohering above when flowers fade; seeds often flattened and winged [cf. G. Williamson in Cactus Succ. J. (U.S.) 83: 286, 2011].

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Énum. Pl. Fleurs Afr. Trop. 3: 70 (1995).
  • Énum. Pl. Fleurs Afr. Trop. 4: 624 (1997).

Bibliography for North Africa :
  • SPETA, F. (1998). Systematische Analyse der Gattung Scilla L. s. l. (Hyacinthaceae) Phyton (Horn) 38: 1-141
  • Dobignard, A. & C. Chatelain (2010). Index synonymique de la flore d'Afrique du Nord. Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques Ville de Genčve. hors-série. 1: 132

Bibliography other :
  • Trop. Afr. Flow. Plants (Ecol. Distr.) 8: 77 (2014)
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under Catalogue de Madagascar
see under Missouri Botanical Garden
see under Herbarium, North Africa MPU
carte afrique num 190331
Record n°190331 modified 2009-05-26
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