Drimiopsis burkei Baker

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Synonyms: Drimiopsis crenata Van der Merwe
Drimiopsis woodii Baker
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Status: Native
Perennial herb up to 27 cm high, growing from a bulb, 13-35 mm long. Leaves 1 or 2, 15-27 cm long and up to 3.4 cm wide, narrowing at the base; margin often finely crenulate or wavy. Inflorescence as long or much longer than the leaves; pedicels c. 1.5 mm long. Flowers white, green or pale pink; tepals 2-3 mm long.
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Habitat: In open woodland, sometimes in shade.
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Worldwide distribution: Zimbabwe, Botswana and Mpumalanga, Free State, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
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Kativu, S. (2000). Notes on the genus Drimiopsis Lindl. (Hyacinthaceae) of the Flora Zambesiaca Area. Kirkia 17(2) Pages 151 - 152.

Kirby, G. (2013). Wild Flowers of Southeast Botswana Struik Nature, Cape Town South Africa Page 87. (Includes a picture).

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 91.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 123.

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Flora of Zimbabwe: Drimiopsis burkei

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Drimiopsis burkei
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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Botswana: Species information: Drimiopsis burkei.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=114600, retrieved 21 July 2024

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