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This genus is accepted, and its native range is Tropical & S. Africa.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FSOM]

M. Thulin et al. Flora of Somalia, Vol. 1-4 [updated 2008] https://plants.jstor.org/collection/FLOS

Morphology Leaves
Leaves produced ± at the same time as the flowers, linear-lanceolate to ovate, sometimes spotted, glabrous
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence a many-flowered spike or raceme; peduncle erect; bracts obsolete; pedicels very short or absent
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Tepal
Tepals united at the base, hooded at the tips, forming a campanulate often persistent perianth
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens united to tepals at the base, included
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary sessile, 3-celled with 1–2 basal ovules per cell; style terete with small terminal stigma
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule subglobose, thin-walled
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds black, shiny, subglobose.
Distribution
Some 14 species in Africa.

[FTEA]

Hyacinthaceae, Brita Stedje, Ph.D.. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1996

Morphology General Habit
Plants glabrous, flowering with the leaves
Morphology Leaves
Leaves cordate, ovate or lanceolate, with or without a pseudopetiole, often spotted
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Scape
Scapes 1-2 per plant
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence a spike or a raceme; bracts lacking
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers ± globular or shortly cylindrical
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Perianth
Perianth-segments united up to 2 mm., white, yellowish green or green, often persistent in fruit; apex of inner segments cucullate and often yellow
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens Filaments
Filaments free or united at the base, or inserted at the top of the perianth-tube, flattened and triangular
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Ovary sessile, with 1-2 basal ovules per locule; style slender and as long as the ovary
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule subglobose, with 1-2 seeds
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds globose to ovoid with a folded, black and shiny surface.

Native to:

Benin, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Provinces, Central African Repu, Chad, Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Mozambique, Nigeria, Northern Provinces, Somalia, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Introduced into:

Canary Is.

Drimiopsis Lindl. & Paxton appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Luke, Q. [TPR 715], Kenya K000771725
Robertson, S.A. [5371C], Kenya K000771727
Robertson, S.A. [5099], Kenya K000771726
Gardner, H.M. [2542], Kenya K000771728

First published in Paxton's Fl. Gard. 2: 73 (1851)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (2000). World Checklist of Seed Plants Database in ACCESS D: 1-30141.

Not accepted by

  • Manning, J.C., Goldblatt, P. & Fay, M.F. (2004). A revised generic synopsis of Hyacinthaceae in sub-Saharan Africa, based on molecular evidence, including new combinations and the new tribe Pseuoprospereae Edinburgh Journal of Botany 60: 533-568. [Cited as Ledebouria.]

Literature

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • F.T.A. 7: 542.
  • in Paxt., Fl. Gard. 2: 73, fig. 172 (1851)

Flora of Somalia

  • Flora Somalia, Vol 4, (1995) Author: by M. Thulin [updated by M. Thulin 2008]
  • Stedje in Nord. J. Bot. 14: 45–50 (1994).

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Baker in F.T.A. 7: 542 (1898)
  • Hepper in F.W.T.A., ed. 2, 3: 104 (1968)
  • Jessop in Journ. S. Afr. Bot. 38: 151-162 (1972)
  • Stedje in Nordic Journ. Bot. 14: 45-50 (1994)
  • in Paxton Flow. Gard. 2: 73 (1851)

Flora of Somalia
Flora of Somalia
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Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
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