1. Family: Asparagaceae Juss.
    1. Drimiopsis Lindl. & Paxton

      1. This genus is accepted, and its native range is Tropical & S. Africa.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Plants glabrous, flowering with the leaves
    Leaves
    Leaves cordate, ovate or lanceolate, with or without a pseudopetiole, often spotted
    Scape
    Scapes 1-2 per plant
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a spike or a raceme; bracts lacking
    Flowers
    Flowers ± globular or shortly cylindrical
    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
    Filaments
    Filaments free or united at the base, or inserted at the top of the perianth-tube, flattened and triangular
    Pistil
    Ovary sessile, with 1-2 basal ovules per locule; style slender and as long as the ovary
    Fruits
    Capsule subglobose, with 1-2 seeds
    Seeds
    Seeds globose to ovoid with a folded, black and shiny surface.

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    Distribution

    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
    Robertson, S.A. [5099], Kenya K000771726
    Robertson, S.A. [5371C], Kenya K000771727
    Gardner, H.M. [2542], Kenya K000771728
    Luke, Q. [TPR 715], Kenya K000771725

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

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2018. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2018. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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