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the web of life in southern Africa

Genus: Drimiopsis

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Monocotyledons > Order: Asparagales > Family: Asparagaceae

About 15 species, native to Africa, with eight species native to southern Africa. Previously placed in the family Hyacinthaceae, which has been sunk under the Asparagaceae.

Species native to southern Africa

List from Plants of Southern Africa - an Online Checklist (SANBI) and Flora of Zimbabwe.

Drimiopsis atropurpurea

Drimiopsis burkei

Drimiopsis comptonii


Drimiopsis crenata

In POSA, synonymised under Drimiopsis burkei, but recognised here as a separate species.

Drimiopsis davidsoniae


Drimiopsis maculata

Drimiopsis pusilla


Drimiopsis reilleyana


Drimiopsis woodii