African Plant Database

Drimiopsis spicata (Baker) Sebsebe & Stedje
Family : Hyacinthaceae
Protologue : Pl. Divers. & Complex. Patterns (I.Friis & H.Balslev) 329 (2005)
Information on the genus : Drimiopsis
Basionym : Scilla spicata Baker
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Scilla spicata Baker (1878)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herb 15-22 cm tall; leaves narrowly lanceolate, c. 17x2 cm; inflorescence spike very dense; pedicels very short; flowers purplish to bluish, both outer and inner tepals connivent in upper parts at anthesis (closing the flowers); ovary sessile; fruit unknown ?
Ecology : Grassland at margin of Combretum, Terminalia woodland in annually flooded meadows near river banks, on black soil; 550 m alt.
  Easily recognized from all other species in the genus by its purplish to bluish flowers.

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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Record n°231513 created 2013-07-24 - modified 2013-07-24
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