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Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Monocots
Ordo: Asparagales

Familia: Asparagaceae
Subfamilia: Scilloideae
Tribus: Hyacintheae
Subtribus: Massoniinae
Genus: Drimiopsis
Species: D. atropurpurea – D. barteri – D. botryoides – D. burkei – D. comptonii – D. davidsoniae – D. fischeri – D. linioseta – D. maculata – D. pusilla – D. reilleyana – D. rosea – D. seretii – D. spicata

Drimiopsis Lindl. & Paxton, Paxton's Fl. Gard. 2: 73. 1851.
Type species: Drimiopsis maculata Lindl. & Paxton, Fl. Gard. 2: 73 (1851)


Ledebouria sect. Drimiopsis (Lindl. & Paxton) J.C.Manning & Goldblatt, Bothalia 42(1): 48. 2012.

Native distribution areas:

West Tropical Africa
Benin, Ghana, Nigeria, Togo.
West-Central Tropical Africa
Burundi, Central African Republic, Cameroon, Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Zaïre.
Northeast Tropical Africa
Chad, Ethiopia, Somalia, Sudan.
East Tropical Africa
Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda.
South Tropical Africa
Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
Southern Africa
Cape Provinces, KwaZulu-Natal, Swaziland, Northern Provinces.

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition

Lindley, J. 1851. Paxton's Fl. Gard. 2: 73.
Lebatha, P.D., Buys, M.H. & Stedje, B. 2006. Ledebouria, Resnova and Drimiopsis: A tale of three genera. Taxon 55(3): 643–652. DOI: 10.2307/25065640 JSTOR Reference page.
Manning, J.C., Goldblatt, P. & Fay, M.F. 2004. A revised generic synopsis of Hyacintheaceae in sub-Saharan Africa, based on molecular evidence, including new combinations and the new tribe Pseudoprospereae. Edinburgh Journal of Botany 60(3): 533–568. DOI: 10.1017/S0960428603000404 Reference page. (Includes Resnova and Drimiopsis in Ledebouria s.l.).
Manning, J.C. & Goldblatt, P. 2012. Hyacinthaceae. Bothalia 42(1): 47–48 [1]. 2014. Drimiopsis. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2014 Mar. 7.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2014. Drimiopsis in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2014 Mar. 7. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2104. Drimiopsis. Published online. Accessed: Mar. 7 2104.

Drimiopsis is a genus of African bulbous perennial herbs in the family Asparagaceae, subfamily Scilloideae, native to sub-Saharan Africa.[1][2] Sometimes species are placed under the genus Ledebouria.

Drimiopsis atropurpurea N.E.Br - Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal
Drimiopsis barteri Baker - from Ghana to Somalia, south to Zambia
Drimiopsis botryoides Baker - eastern Africa
Drimiopsis burkei Baker - Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Zimbabwe
Drimiopsis comptonii U.Müll.-Doblies & D.Müll.-Doblies - Swaziland
Drimiopsis davidsoniae U.Müll.-Doblies & D.Müll.-Doblies - Mpumalanga
Drimiopsis fischeri (Engl.) Stedje - Tanzania
Drimiopsis linioseta Hankey & Lebatha - Mpumalanga
Drimiopsis maculata (type)
Drimiopsis pusilla U.Müll.-Doblies & D.Müll.-Doblies - Swaziland
Drimiopsis reilleyana U.Müll.-Doblies & D.Müll.-Doblies - Swaziland
Drimiopsis rosea A.Chev. - Central African Republic
Drimiopsis seretii De Wild - Zaïre
Drimiopsis spicata (Baker) Sebsebe & Stedje in I.Friis & H.Balslev - Sudan, Ethiopia


Stevens, P.F. (2001–2012), Angiosperm Phylogeny Website: Asparagales: Scilloideae
Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families

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