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Taxon: Drimia altissima (L. f.) Ker Gawl.

 
Genus: Drimia
Family: Asparagaceae
Subfamily: Scilloideae
Tribe: Urgineeae
Nomen number: 447311
Place of publication: Bot. Mag. 91: t. 5522. 1865
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 28-Oct-2004 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 28-Oct-2004
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 3 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Synonyms:

Economic Importance:

  • Vertebrate poisons: mammals (as Urginea altissima); mammals (as Urginea altissima)

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Africa
    • NORTHEAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia
    • EAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda
    • WEST-CENTRAL TROPICAL AFRICA: Cameroon
    • WEST TROPICAL AFRICA: Burkina Faso, Cote D'Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Mali, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone
    • SOUTH TROPICAL AFRICA: Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe
    • SOUTHERN AFRICA: Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, [Cape Province (e.), Free State, KwaZulu-Natal, Transvaal] Swaziland


References:

  1. Germishuizen, G. & N. L. Meyer, eds. Plants of southern Africa: an annotated checklist. Strelitzia 14. 2003 (Pl SAfr ed2)
  2. Hedberg, I. & S. Edwards Flora of Ethiopia. 1989- (and Eritrea. 2000) (F Ethiop)
  3. Stedje, B. & M. Thulin 1995. Synopsis of Hyacinthaceae in tropical East and North-East Africa Nordic J. Bot. 15:598.
  4. Thulin, M., ed. Flora of Somalia. (F Somalia)
  5. Turrill, W. B. et al., eds. Flora of tropical East Africa. (F TE Afr)

Check other web resources for Drimia altissima (L. f.) Ker Gawl. :

  • SIBIS: South African National Biodiversity Institute's (SANBI) Integrated Biodiversity System
  • On-line Flora of Zimbabwe:
  • 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=447311. Accessed 18 February 2019.