Drimia

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Drimia
Drimia maritima EnfoqueFlores 2010-10-03 SierraMadrona.jpg
Drimia maritima growing in the Sierra Madrona, Spain.
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Asparagaceae
Subfamily: Scilloideae
Genus: Drimia
Jacq.[1]
Synonyms[1]
  • Litanthus Harv.
  • Urginea Steinh.
  • Rhadamanthus Salisb.
  • Rhodocodon Baker

Drimia is a genus of flowering plants. In the APG III classification system, it is placed in the family Asparagaceae, subfamily Scilloideae (formerly the family Hyacinthaceae[2]). The genus includes Urginea.[3]

One of the best-known species is the sea squill, Drimia maritima (formerly Urginea maritima).

Species[edit]

As of July 2013, the World Checklist of Selected Plant Families accepts 101 species:[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b World Checklist of Selected Plant Families, The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, retrieved 2011-05-26 , search for "Drimia"
  2. ^ Chase, M.W.; Reveal, J.L. & Fay, M.F. (2009), "A subfamilial classification for the expanded asparagalean families Amaryllidaceae, Asparagaceae and Xanthorrhoeaceae", Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 161 (2): 132–136, doi:10.1111/j.1095-8339.2009.00999.x 
  3. ^ World Checklist of Selected Plant Families, The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, retrieved 2011-05-25 , search for "Urginea"
  4. ^ Search for "Drimia", World Checklist of Selected Plant Families, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, retrieved 2013-07-02