African Plant Database

Drimia basutica
Family : Hyacinthaceae
Information on the genus : Drimia
Basionym : Urginea basutica E. Phillips
Statuts nomenclatural : ms. (never published)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Urginea basutica E. Phillips (1917)
 Thuranthos basuticum (E. Phillips) Oberm. (1980)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herb to 80 cm tall, flowering before leaves; bulb of thick pinkish loose scales; leaves linear, 16x0,7-1,3 cm; inflorescence an erect, very lax raceme of up to 12 flowers, to 12 cm long; pedicels c. 5,5 cm long in fruit; perianth segments free or united at base, c. 2 cm long, linear, yellowish green to purplish brown, base expanded, reflexed from near base; filaments united with perianth segments at base, flattened below, terete above; capsule oblong, 2,5-3x1,5 cm, apex truncate.
Ecology : Seasonally flooded soils; 1200-1400 m alt.
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carte afrique num 231446
Record n°231446 created 2013-07-17 - modified 2013-10-11
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