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Taxon: Drimia indica (Roxb.) Jessop

 
Genus: Drimia
Family: Asparagaceae
Subfamily: Scilloideae
Tribe: Urgineeae
Nomen number: 412306
Place of publication: J. S. African Bot. 43:272. 1977
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 28-Oct-2004 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 2 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Autonyms (not in current use) and synonyms:

(≡ homotypic synonym, = heterotypic synonym, - autonym)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Medicines: folklore (a substitute for white variety of D. maritima fide Ency CNatIn, as Urginea indica; Fasc F India 7:19. 1981, as Urginea indica; Herbs Commerce ed2, as Urginea indica)

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Africa
    • NORTHEAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Djibouti, Ethiopia, Somalia, Sudan
    • EAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda
    • WEST TROPICAL AFRICA: Ghana, Guinea, Mali, Mauritania, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo
    • SOUTHERN AFRICA: Namibia, South Africa [Cape Province, KwaZulu-Natal, Transvaal]

    Asia-Tropical
    • INDIAN SUBCONTINENT: India, Nepal
    • INDO-CHINA: Myanmar


References:

  1. Germishuizen, G. & N. L. Meyer, eds. 2003. Plants of southern Africa: an annotated checklist. Strelitzia 14
  2. Hedberg, I. & S. Edwards. 1989-. Flora of Ethiopia Note: Eritrea added in 2000
  3. Leung, A. Y. & S. Foster. 1996. Encyclopedia of common natural ingredients used in food, drugs, and cosmetics, ed. 2 Note: = Urginea indica
  4. Stedje, B. & M. Thulin. 1995. Synopsis of Hyacinthaceae in tropical East and North-East Africa. Nordic J. Bot. 15:598.
  5. Thulin, M., ed. 1993-. Flora of Somalia.
  6. Turrill, W. B. et al., eds. 1952-. Flora of tropical East Africa.

Check other web resources for Drimia indica (Roxb.) Jessop :

  • SIBIS: South African National Biodiversity Institute's (SANBI) Integrated Biodiversity System
  • 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.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=412306. Accessed 19 July 2019.