African Plant Database

Drimiopsis Lindl. & Paxton
Family : Hyacinthaceae
Protologue : Paxton's Fl. Gard. 2: 73 (1851)
Status for NA : accepted (present)
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Chlorophytum latifilamentatum Poelln. (1947)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Bulbs usually bare as the old scales quickly disappear (in Ledebouria surrounded by a thick layer of papery dead scales); inflorescence bracts vestigial, not spurred; tepals of 2 shapes, the inner ones connate (in Ledebouria all similar); ovary not stalked (stalked in Ledebouria).

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • LEBRUN, J. P. & A. L. STORK (1995). Enumération des plantes à fleurs d’Afrique tropicale. Monocotyledones: Limnocharitaceae à Poaceae. Énum. Pl. Fleurs Afr. Trop. 3: 71
  • LEBRUN, J. P. & A. L. STORK (1997). Enumération des plantes à fleurs d’Afrique tropicale. Gamopétales: Ericaceae à Lamiaceae. Énum. Pl. Fleurs Afr. Trop. 4: 624
  • LEBATHA, P. D. & M. H. BUYS (2006). The taxonomic significance of the floral morphology in the Ledebouriinae (Hyacinthaceae). In: GHAZANFAR, S. A. & H. J. BEENTJE, eds., Taxonomy and ecology of African plants, their conservation and sustainable use: 85
  • GLAVICH, T. (2012). Beginner’s guide to Drimiopsis and Resnova.

Bibliography for North Africa :
  • MÜLLER-DOBLIES, U. & D. MÜLLER-DOBLIES (1997). A partial revision of the tribe Massonieae (Hyacinthaceae) 1. Feddes Repert. 108: 49-96
  • KATIVU, S. (2001). Notes on the genus Drimiopsis Lindl. (Hyacinthaceae) of the Flora Zambesiaca area. Kirkia 17: 150-152
  • LEBATHA, P. D. & al. (2003). Hyacinthaceae. Chromosome studies on African plants. 19. New chromosome counts for three Drimiopsis taxa. Bothalia 33: 135-137
  • LEBATHA, P. [D.] & al. (2006). Ledebouria, Resnova and Drimiopsis: a tale of three genera. Taxon 55: 643-652
  • Dobignard, A. & C. Chatelain (2010). Index synonymique de la flore d'Afrique du Nord. Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques Ville de Genève. hors-série. 1: 133

Bibliography other :
  • Trop. Afr. Flow. Plants (Ecol. Distr.) 8: 84 (2014)
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Record n°190332 modified 2008-12-27
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