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3. Drimia Jacq. ex Willd., Sp. Pl. 2(1): 165. 1799. Jessop in J. . Afr. Bot. 36: 272. 1977; Stedje in Nordic J. Bot. 7: 664. 1987; in Polhill, Fl. Trop. E. Afr. 18. 1996; Speta in Kubitzki, Fam. Gen. Vasc. Pl. 3: 273. 1998.


Drimia indica

Credit: Abrar Ali

Roots thick, branched. Bulb plate ± protruding at the base. Bulb leaves imbricate. Raceme solitry. Bracts spurred, prophylls present. Tepals connate for 1/3, free part reflexed. Stamens epiphyllous, filaments broadened at base, inserted in the upper part of the tube, anthers small. Ovary ovoid, style long, 7-15 ovules per locule. Capsule ellipsoid, seeds compressed (Speta l.c.).

A genus with c. 10 species distributed in Southern and tropical Africa, one species extending to Pakistan and India.

Lower Taxon

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