Drimia altissima (L.f.) Ker Gawl.

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Drimia altissima

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along road from EN1 to entrance gate Gorongosa National Park.

Drimia altissima

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along road from EN1 to entrance gate Gorongosa National Park.

Drimia altissima

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along road from EN1 to entrance gate Gorongosa National Park.

Drimia altissima

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along road from EN1 to entrance gate Gorongosa National Park.

Drimia altissima

Photo: Stefaan Dondeyne
Along path from Chikukwa Camp to forest, Lower Chimanimani Mts

Drimia altissima

Photo: Stefaan Dondeyne
Along path from Chikukwa Camp to forest, Lower Chimanimani Mts

Drimia altissima

Photo: Bart Wursten
Bunga Camp, Gorongosa National Park.

Drimia altissima

Photo: Bart Wursten
Bunga Camp, Gorongosa National Park.

Drimia altissima

Photo: Bart Wursten
Bunga Camp, Gorongosa National Park.

Drimia altissima

Photo: Bart Wursten
Bunga Camp, Gorongosa National Park.

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Synonyms: Urginea altissima (L.f.) Baker
Urginea micrantha (A. Rich.) Solms
Common names: Tall white squill (English)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Tall perennial herb, up to 1 m tall, growing from a large bulb, often half above ground with tough, overlapping fleshy scales. Leaves tough, erect, up to 30 × 3 cm, absent at flowering time. Flowers in a dense terminal raceme, up to 60 cm long, white with a green midline on the outside of the tepals. Flowers opening in the morning, usually closing by midday.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: altissima: very tall
Habitat: In open woodland and scrub, often in large colonies.
Altitude range:
Flowering time:Sep - Dec
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: Wednesday 23 December 2015
Literature:

Baumann, G. (2005). Photographic Guide to Wildflowers of Malawi Wildlife and Environmental Society of Malawi Pages 196 - 197. as Urginea altissima (Includes a picture).

Da Silva, M.C., Izidine, S. & Amude, A.B. (2004). A preliminary checklist of the vascular plants of Mozambique. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 30 Sabonet, Pretoria Page 126. Also as Urginea micrantha

Kirby, G. (2013). Wild Flowers of Southeast Botswana Struik Nature, Cape Town South Africa Page 85. (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. as Urginea altissima

Pickering, H. & Roe, E. (2009). Wild Flowers of the Victoria Falls Area Helen Pickering, London Page 65. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 122.

Shone, D.K. & Drummond, R.B. (1965). Poisonous Plants of Rhodesia Ministry of Agriculture, Rhodesia Pages 30 - 31. as Urginea altissima (Includes a picture).

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

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Flora of Botswana: Drimia altissima
Flora of Caprivi: Drimia altissima
Flora of Malawi: Drimia altissima
Flora of Zambia: Drimia altissima
Flora of Zimbabwe: Drimia altissima

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Drimia altissima
African Plant Database: Drimia altissima
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Drimia altissima
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Drimia altissima
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Drimia altissima
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Drimia altissima
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Drimia altissima
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Drimia altissima
iNaturalist: Drimia altissima
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Drimia altissima
JSTOR Plant Science: Drimia altissima
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Drimia altissima
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Drimia altissima
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Drimia altissima
Plants of the World Online: Drimia altissima
The Plant List (version 1.1): Drimia altissima
Tropicos: Drimia altissima
Wikipedia: Drimia altissima


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Drimia altissima.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=114260, retrieved 24 October 2019

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