African Plant Database

Drimia pumila
Family : Hyacinthaceae
Information on the genus : Drimia
Statuts nomenclatural : ms. (never published)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Urginea nana Oyewole (1989)
=Ebertia nana (Oyewole) Speta
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Oyewole’s description of Urginea nana reads (summerised): Bulb ovoid, to 3 cm long, 4 cm Ø, usually with a neck 0,5-4 cm long, scales white; leaves filiform or linear-lanceolate, 8-20x0,1-0,3 cm, appearing after the flowers; scape stiffly erect, 1,5-4 cm long; raceme compressed, 1-6-flowered; pedicels thick, reflexed in fruit (no length given); tepals pinkish with yellow margin, or greenish yellow with hyaline margin; segments 0,6-1 cm long, 0,1-0,2 cm wide, free to base, outer ones reflexed; fruit ovoid-spherical, 0,8-1,2 cm long and wide.
Ecology : Rock outcrop in shallow soil, in low grassland with few small trees of Entada africana, Erythrina pulcherrima, etc., in an “unshaded area with low grass and forb cover”, on brown latertic soil.
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Record n°232011 created 2013-10-10 - modified 2013-10-10
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