1010.000 Schizobasis Baker

Manning, J.C., Deacon, J. & Goldblatt, P. (2014) A review of the Schizobasis group of Drimia Jacq. (Hyacinthaceae: Urgineoideae), and the new species D. sigmoidea from the Western Cape, South Africa South African Journal of Botany 94 263-269

Stedje, B. (1996) Hyacinthaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa

Description of the genus

Bulbous, perennial herbs. Leaf 1(-2), narrowly linear, present only on young bulbs, soon withering and falling. Stem (inflorescence) erect or prostrate, green, copiously and intricately branched or branches fastigiate, persisting until the end of the flowering season. Bracts spurred, small. Flowers white or pale yellow to pale pink, nocturnal. Perianth segments 6, somewhat spreading, fused basally, cohering above when wilted, forming a cap on the developing capsule. Capsule spherical, loculicidal. Seeds semi-spherical, black, shiny.

Comment: Based on its unique morphology we prefer to follow the opinions to maintain Schizobasis as a separate genus (Speta, 1998; Stedje 1996, 2001; Martinez-Azorin et al. 2019 ao.) iso sinking it into the greatly inclusive Drimia sensu lato (Manning et al. 2004, 2014).

Zambia: 2 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
gracilis R.E. Fr.
intricata (Baker) BakerNCb,LkDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Schizobasis:

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Flora of Botswana: Schizobasis
Flora of Mozambique: Schizobasis
Flora of Zimbabwe: Schizobasis

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Schizobasis
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Schizobasis
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Schizobasis
Wikipedia: Schizobasis
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Schizobasis
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Schizobasis

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-21

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2021). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Schizobasis.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=343, retrieved 18 October 2021

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