Drimia indica (Roxb.) Jessop
  • J. S. African Bot.


Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2020): Drimia indica (Roxb.) Jessop. Published on the Internet;http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-0000766126. Accessed on: 08 Jul 2020'

Morphology

Seeds 7-10 mm. long.

  • Provided by: [C].Plants Of the World Online Portal - FTEA
    • Source: [
    • 5
    • ]. 

    Ovary ovoid, 3-4 mm. long; style 4-5 mm. long.

  • Provided by: [C].Plants Of the World Online Portal - FTEA
    • Source: [
    • 5
    • ]. 

    Capsule ellipsoid, 8-18 mm. long.

  • Provided by: [C].Plants Of the World Online Portal - FTEA
    • Source: [
    • 5
    • ]. 

    Perianth-segments free or united up to 1.5 mm., brownish or greenish, 6-11 mm. long.

  • Provided by: [C].Plants Of the World Online Portal - FTEA
    • Source: [
    • 5
    • ]. 

    Filaments linear, free or united with the perianth-segments, free part 5-6 mm.

  • Provided by: [C].Plants Of the World Online Portal - FTEA
    • Source: [
    • 5
    • ]. 

    Leaves, linear, up to 30 cm. long, 4-18 mm. wide.

  • Provided by: [C].Plants Of the World Online Portal - FTEA
    • Source: [
    • 5
    • ]. 

    Inflorescence a very lax raceme with 5-25 flowers; bracts often caducous, up to 2 mm. long, spurs up to 2 mm. long; pedicels 12-30 mm. long, erect or ascending.

  • Provided by: [C].Plants Of the World Online Portal - FTEA
    • Source: [
    • 5
    • ]. 

    Plants up to 50 cm., flowering with or before the leaves.

  • Provided by: [C].Plants Of the World Online Portal - FTEA
    • Source: [
    • 5
    • ]. 

    Plants deciduous. Bulb ovoid to subglobose, 30-70 mm diam., scales adherent or loose and spathulate, fleshy, whitish. Leaves hysteranthous or synanthous, 2 to 5, erect, linear-canaliculate, up to 100-300 x 4-18 mm, dull green, usually paler below with purple bars or markings on sheaths. Inflorescence a lax raceme 200-500 mm tall, sometimes sub-secund, 5- to 25-flowered, flowers mostly 10-20 mm apart; scape erect or flexuous, 2-3 mm diam., glabrous; lower bracts caducous and absent at flowering, ovate, 1-2 mm long with spur to 1 mm long; bracteoles vestigial; pedicels horizontally spreading and deflexed apically, 12-30(-45) mm long, suberect or incurved in fruit, abscising at base if not pollinated. Flowers nocturnal, pendent, fragrant; tepals connate up to 1.5 mm, recurved, linear-oblong, 6-12 x 1.5-2.0 mm, apices penicillate, yellowish green to buff brown with darker midrib. Filaments inserted ± 1 mm above base of tepals, incurved over ovary below then suberect or slightly spreading above, lanceolate, 5-6 mm long, white or greenish. Anthers sub-basifixed, oblong, 1.5-2.0 mm long, dehiscence longitudinal, green. Ovary ovoid to oblong, green, 3-4 mm long; style clavate-prismatic, 4-5 mm long, white; stigma truncate and 3-angled. Capsules subglobose to ellipsoid, 3-lobed, 8-18 mm long. Seeds elliptic, 7-10 mm long, glossy black.

  • Provided by: [B].e-Flora of South Africa
    • Source: [
    • 7
    • ]. 

    Habitat

    Woodland and seasonally flooded grassland on sandy, stony soils.

  • Provided by: [B].e-Flora of South Africa
    • Source: [
    • 7
    • ]. 

    Distribution

    Ranging from the coastal parts of northern KwaZulu-Natal and northern Namibia through east and central tropical Africa to Mauretania, and India.

  • Provided by: [B].e-Flora of South Africa
    • Source: [
    • 7
    • ]. 

      Bibliography

     Information From

    Asparagaceae
    World Flora Online Data. 2017.
    • A CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).
    e-Flora of South Africa
    e-Flora of South Africa. v1.21. 2018. South African National Biodiversity Institute. http://ipt.sanbi.org.za/iptsanbi/resource?r=flora_descriptions&v=1.21
    • B All Rights Reserved
    Plants Of the World Online Portal - FTEA
    https://www.kew.org/science/who-we-are-and-what-we-do/strategic-outputs-2020/plants-of-the-world-online
    http://www.plantsoftheworldonline.org/terms-and-conditions
    • C
    World Flora Online consortium
    http://www.worldfloraonline.org/organisation/WFO
    World Flora Online Data. 2018.
    • D CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).