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Drimiopsis botryoides Baker
Family : Hyacinthaceae
Protologue : J. Bot. 12: 364 (1874) 
Information on the genus : Drimiopsis
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Drimiopsis botryoides Baker subsp. botryoides (1874)
 Ledebouria botryoides (Baker) J.C. Manning & Goldblatt
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Drimiopsis bussei Dammer (1905)
=Drimiopsis erlangeri Dammer (1905)
=Drimiopsis holstii Engl. (1894)
=Drimiopsis kirkii Baker (1874)
=Drimiopsis stuhlmannii Baker
=Scilla volkensii Engl. (1895)
=Drimiopsis volkensii (Engl.) Baker (1898)
=Scilla volkensii Baker (1895)
Taxon infra-specific
Drimiopsis botryoides Baker subsp. botryoides (1874)
Drimiopsis botryoides subsp. prostrata Stedje (1994)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herb to 60 cm tall; leaves cordate or lanceolate, spotted or not, to 45x1,5-7,5 cm; inflorescence spicate or racemose; pedicels 0-3 mm long; perianth segments white to greenish white, to 6 mm long; outer segments spreading, inner ones connivent and usually wider than the outer; filaments flattened, triangular and united with the perianth segments at their base; capsule subglobose, c. 5 mm Ø.
Ecology : Bushland and woodland on sandy soils; often among rocks; edges of cultivation; 0-1600 m alt.
  Variable in width and shape of leaves (thus many synonyms).
  Presence in NE Mozambique (Cabo Delgado) not confirmed.

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Edinburgh J. Bot. 60[3]: 560 (2004).
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