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This genus is accepted, and its native range is Medit. to Myanmar, Africa.
Drimia maritima (maritime squill)

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Plants slender to robust, usually flowering before the leaves
Vegetative Multiplication Bulbs
Bulbs often somewhat pinkish or reddish; bulb scales firmly or loosely packed
Morphology Leaves
Leaves filiform, linear or lanceolate; margin ciliate in some SPECIES
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Scape
Scape glabrous, usually erect
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence a lax to extremely dense raceme; pedicels erect or ascending; lower bract, at least, bearing a pit or a spur, sometimes 2, one in the middle of the bract and one close to the scape
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Perianth
Perianth-segments free or united
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens Filaments
Filaments free or united with the perianth-segments
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary 3-locular, with many ovules per locule
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule ovoid to subglobose, sometimes with an emarginate apex
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds black, most often flattened and winged with an approximately semicircular outline.

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Leaves usually one and narrowly linear, present only on young bulbs
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence glabrous, hanging, prostrate or erect, branched, up to 35 cm.; bracts lanceolate, spurred
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Perianth
Perianth-segments free, whitish, occasionally with a coloured midrib, cohering above when faded, circumscissile above, forming a cap on the developing capsule
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule ellipsoid
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds black, flattened.

Native to:

Albania, Algeria, Angola, Baleares, Bangladesh, Benin, Botswana, Burkina, Cameroon, Canary Is., Cape Provinces, Caprivi Strip, Central African Repu, Chad, Congo, Corse, Cyprus, Djibouti, East Aegean Is., East Himalaya, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, France, Free State, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Greece, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, India, Iran, Iraq, Italy, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Kriti, KwaZulu-Natal, Lebanon-Syria, Lesotho, Libya, Madagascar, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, Northern Provinces, Pakistan, Palestine, Portugal, Rwanda, Sardegna, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sicilia, Sierra Leone, Sinai, Somalia, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, Vietnam, West Himalaya, Yugoslavia, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Drimia Jacq. ex Willd. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Sp. Pl., ed. 4, 2: 165 (1799)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (2000). World Checklist of Seed Plants Database in ACCESS D: 1-30141.
  • Manning, J.C. & Goldblatt, P. (2018). Systematics of Drimia Jacq. (Hyacinthaceae: Urgineoideae) in southern Africa Strelitzia 40: 1-173. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • 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.

Literature

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • F.T.A. 7: 525.
  • Ic. Rar. t. 373-377 (1788)

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Baker in F.T.A. 7: 525 (1898)
  • Coll. Suppl.: 38-42 (1797)
  • Hepper in F.W.T.A., ed. 2, 3: 106 (1968)
  • Jessop in Journ. S. Afr. Bot. 43: 269 (1977)
  • Stedje in Nordic Journ. Bot. 7: 662 (1987)

Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Kew Backbone Distributions
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0