Drimiopsis sp., Giant Squill, Measles Leaf

Drimiopsis sp.

Giant Squill, Measles Leaf
Family: Asparagaceae    (Formerly:Hyacinthaceae / Liliaceae)
Subfamily: Scilloideae
Origin: Zanzibar
Small plant 2-5 ftSemi-shadeModerate waterOrnamental foliage

Prennial herb with a globose bulb, scaly toward neck. Leaves 10cm long and 5cm wide, ovate to cordate-oblong, somewhat fleshy, acute, bright green above, blotched deep green; petioles as long as blade, channelled. Inflorescence a many-flowered, spike-like raceme, scape 20-40cm tall; flowers small, white becoming green-white. Rare in cultivation.

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