Drimia delagoensis (Baker) Jessop

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Drimia delagoensis

Photo: Ton Rulkens
Between Boane and Goba, Maputo province.

Drimia delagoensis

Photo: Ton Rulkens
Between Boane and Goba, Maputo province.

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Synonyms: Urginea delagoensis Baker
Common names:
Status: Native
Bulbous perennial herb, c.60 cm high, growing in clumps with bulbs usually half exposed above ground. Leaves c. 5, present at flowering time, linear, fleshy, c.6 mm wide. flowering stem erect. Raceme c.30 cm long, relatively lax, c. 60-flowered; bracts c.2 mm long. Pedicels 3–4 mm long, spreading to erect. Perianth segments spreading, c.4 mm long, greenish white. Capsule broadly fusiform with blunt ends, 9 × 4 mm.
Derivation of specific name: delagoensis: of Delagoa, a historic name for Southern Mozambique.
Habitat: On rocky outcrops and in Acacia bushveld.
Altitude range: 40 - 150 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Southern Mozambique, Eswatini and South Africa.
Mozambique distribution: M
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Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Monday 17 October 2016

Bandeira, S., Bolnick, D. & Barbosa, F. (2007). Wild Flowers of Southern Mozambique Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, Maputo, Mozambique Pages 60 - 61. (Includes a picture).

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Drimia delagoensis
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Drimia delagoensis
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Drimia delagoensis
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Drimia delagoensis
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iNaturalist: Drimia delagoensis
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Drimia delagoensis
JSTOR Plant Science: Drimia delagoensis
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Drimia delagoensis
Plants of the World Online: Drimia delagoensis
Tropicos: Drimia delagoensis
Wikipedia: Drimia delagoensis

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Drimia delagoensis.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=210270, retrieved 2 December 2023

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