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Drimia indica (Roxb.) Jessop in J. S. Afr. Bot. 36: 272. 1977. Stedje in Nordic J. Bot. 7: 664. 1987; in Polhill, Fl. Trop. E. Afr. 18. 1996.

Vern.: Jangali Piaz.


Drimia indica

Credit: Abrar Ali

  • Scilla indica Roxb.
  • Urginea indica (Roxb.) Kunth

    Perennial herbs Bulbs globose 5 (-10) cm in diameter. Leaves appearing after flowers, linear-lanceolate, ensiform, 15-30 (-46) x 1-2.5 cm, scape to 60 cm. Flowers pale brown, very distant in laxly flowered 15-31 cm long racemes. Bracts minute deciduous. Pedicels 2.5-4 cm long. Perianth campanulate with 6 linear-oblong pale brown, white at margin segments. Stamens 6-7 mm, filaments flattened below, anthers versatile, yellow. Capsule ellipsoid, tapering at both ends 1.5-1.8 cm long, 6-9 seeded. Seed elliptic, flattened, black.

    Fl.Per.: April-May.

    Type: India, Coromandelia, Roxburgh s.n. (K).

    Distribution: Myanmar, India, Pakistan, Uganda, Kenya,Tanzania, Africa West to Mauritania and South to South Africa (Stedje, l.c. 1996).

    The plant is medicinally important. It is used as a substitute for true squill, Drimia maritima (L.) Stearn.


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