Drimia elata Jacq. ex Willd.

Selected images: Click on each image to see a larger version and details of the record View all images (12)

Drimia elata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Ridge on Mt Shangani, eastern Chimanimani Mts.

Drimia elata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Ridge on Mt Shangani, eastern Chimanimani Mts.

Drimia elata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Plateau between Mucandue and Mutandani Rivers, eastern Chimanimani Mts.

Drimia elata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Plateau between Mucandue and Mutandani Rivers, eastern Chimanimani Mts.

Drimia elata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Plateau between Mucandue and Mutandani Rivers, eastern Chimanimani Mts.

Drimia elata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Plateau between Mucandue and Mutandani Rivers, eastern Chimanimani Mts.

Detailed records: Display species records QDS maps by: Google Maps Point records by Google Maps

Species details: Click on each item to see an explanation of that item (Note: opens a new window)

Synonyms: Drimia zombensis Baker
Common names: Satin squill (English)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Perennial bulbous herb, up to 1.2 m, with overlapping reddish scales on the bulb. Leaves appearing after flowering. Inflorescence an erect terminal raceme. Flowers whitish to purple-brown, subtended by whitish bracts with a small spur near the base.
Notes: Recorded for Mozambique in Govaerts, R., Zonneveld, B.J.M., Zona, S.A. (2013). World Checklist of Asparagaceae. Facilitated by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet; http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/. Retrieved 2013-06-29.
Derivation of specific name: elata: tall, high
Habitat: In grassland, often among rocks.
Altitude range:
Flowering time:Sep - Jan
Worldwide distribution:
Mozambique distribution: MS (other?)
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species:
Spot characters: Display spot characters for this species
Content last updated: Sunday 22 March 2015
Literature:

Baumann, G. (2005). Photographic Guide to Wildflowers of Malawi Wildlife and Environmental Society of Malawi Pages 198 - 199. as Drimia zombensis (Includes a picture).

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 307. (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 122.

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 108. as Drimia robusta

Other sources of information about Drimia elata:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Drimia elata
Flora of Malawi: Drimia elata
Flora of Zambia: Drimia elata
Flora of Zimbabwe: Drimia elata

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Drimia elata
African Plant Database: Drimia elata
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Drimia elata
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Drimia elata
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Drimia elata
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Drimia elata
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Drimia elata
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Drimia elata
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Drimia elata
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Drimia elata
Ispot Southern Africa: Drimia elata
JSTOR Plant Science: Drimia elata
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Drimia elata
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Drimia elata
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Drimia elata
The Plant List (version 1.1): Drimia elata
Tropicos: Drimia elata


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Drimia elata.
http://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=114310, retrieved 19 November 2017

Site software last modified: 26 December 2016 8:46pm
Terms of use