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This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Ethiopia to Tanzania.

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Plants up to 60 cm.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves cordate or lanceolate, spotted or unspotted, up to 45 cm. long and 1.5-7.5 cm. wide.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence spicate or racemose; pedicels up to 3 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Perianth
Perianth-segments white to greenish white, elliptic, up to 6 mm. long; outer segments spreading, inner ones connivent and usually wider than the outer.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens Filaments
Filaments flattened, triangular and united with the perianth-segments at their base.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Ovary 1-2 mm. long; style slender and ± as long as the ovary.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule subglobose, ± 5 mm., with 1-2 seeds.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds 2-4 mm.
Habitat
In bushland and woodland on sandy soils, often among rocks; 0-1600 m.
Distribution
K1 K4 K7 P T1 T2 T3 T5 T6 T7 T8 Z

[FSOM]

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

Morphology Leaves
Leaves erect to ± flat on the ground, ovate to broadly elliptic, narrowing below into a petiole-like base, up to 18 x 8 cm or more, spotted
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence a dense spike-like raceme; peduncles erect or ± curved, to 15 cm or more long; pedicels c. 1 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Tepal
Tepals c. 3–6 mm long, greenish-white, the outer spreading, the inner erect
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens Filaments
Filaments triangular
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary subglobose; style c. 1 mm long, deciduous
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule subglobose-obovoid, 3-angled, c. 4–5 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds c. 3–4 mm long.
Distribution
S1–3 East Africa.
Ecology
Altitude range 60–500 m.

Native to:

Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Tanzania

Drimiopsis botryoides Baker appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jun 10, 2003 Blackburn, J. [s.n.] K000099755 Unknown type material
Rayner, R.W. [440], Kenya 2434.000
Drummond, R.B. [2022], Tanzania 2435.000
Milne-Redhead, E. [7357], Tanzania 24507.000
Drummond, R.B. [2524], Tanzania 5463.000
Drummond, R.B. [3678], Tanzania 5464.000
Greenway, P.J. [10235], Tanzania 5575.000
Bally, P.R.O. [386/48], Kenya 8977.000
Luke, P.A. [3934], Kenya K000771672
Rayner [440], Kenya K000771683
s.coll. [s.n.] K000771784
s.coll. [s.n.] K000771786
s.coll. [s.n.] K000771785
Robertson, S.A. [6975], Kenya K000771673
s.coll. [s.n.], United Kingdom K000771787
Frils, I. [4739], Somalia K000899949
Friis, I. [4675], Somalia K000771654
Clunies-Ross [70], Tanzania K000771710

First published in J. Bot. 12: 364 (1874)

Accepted by

  • Demissew, S. & Nordal, I. (2010). Aloes and other Lilies of Ethiopia and Eritrea, ed, 2: 1-351. Shama Books, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
  • Edwards, S., Demissew, S. & Hedberg, I. (eds.) (1997). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 6: 1-586. The National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia & The Department of Systematic Botany, Upps.
  • Govaerts, R. (2000). World Checklist of Seed Plants Database in ACCESS D: 1-30141.
  • Stedje, B. (1996). Hyacinthaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa: 1-32.
  • Thulin, M. (ed.) (1995). Flora of Somalia 4: 1-298. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Literature

Flora of Somalia

  • Flora Somalia, Vol 4, (1995) Author: by M. Thulin [updated by M. Thulin 2008]

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Agnew, A.D.Q. & Agnew, S., Upland Kenya Wild Flowers, ed. 2: 320 (1994).
  • Baker in Flora of Tropical Africa 7: 543 (1898).
  • Baker in Saunders, Refug. Bot. 3, App. 17 (1870)
  • Polhill in Journ. E. Afr. Nat. Hist. Soc. 24: 18 (1962).
  • Stedje in Nordic Journ. Bot. 14: 49, figs. 2c, d, 3d, e (1994).
  • Thulin, Fl. Somalia 4: 54 (1995).

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