Taxon: Drimia maritima (L.) Stearn

 
Genus: Drimia
Family: Asparagaceae
  Subfamily: Scilloideae
      Tribe: Urgineeae
Nomen number: 400663
Place of publication: Ann. Mus. Goulandris 4:204. 1978
Name Verified on: 28-Oct-2004 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 28-Oct-2004
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 7 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Dict Gard, as Urginea maritima; Eur Gard F, as Urginea maritima)
  • Medicines: source of scillarin A (fide Import Medicinal Pl, as Urginea maritima; CRC MedHerbs ed2, as Urginea maritima; Herbs Commerce ed2, as Urginea maritima)
  • Vertebrate poisons: mammals (fide Kingsbury, as Urginea maritima)
  • Weed: potential seed contaminant (fide Atlas WWeed, as Urginea maritima)

Distributional Range:

    Native:

  • Africa

    • Macaronesia: Spain - Canary Islands
    • Northern Africa: Algeria; Libya; Morocco; Tunisia
  • Asia-Temperate

    • Western Asia: Cyprus; Egypt - Sinai; Israel; Jordan; Lebanon; Syria; Turkey
  • Europe

    • Southeastern Europe: Albania; Former Yugoslavia; Greece; Italy
    • Southwestern Europe: France; Portugal

  • Cultivated:

    . also cult.

References:

  • Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource on www.skud.info) (Kulturvaxtdatabas)
  • Erhardt, W. et al. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 17. Auflage. 2002 (Zander ed17)
  • Izquierdo Z., I. et al., eds. Lista de especies silvestres de Canarias: hongos, plantas y animales terrestres. 2004 (L Canarias)
  • Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium Hortus third. 1976 (Hortus 3)
  • Stearn, W. T. 1978. Mediterranean and Indian species of Drimia, (Liliaceae) a nomenclatural survey with special reference to the medicinal squill D. maritima (syn. Urginea maritima) Ann. Mus. Goulandris 4:199-210.
  • Wiersema, J. H. & B. León World economic plants: a standard reference (on-line edition) [medicinal plants only]. (World Econ Pl Med)

Synonyms:

Check other web resources for Drimia maritima (L.) Stearn :

  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.