Fusifilum

Fusifilum is a genus of the family Hyacinthaceae (or most recently in family Asparagaceae, subfamily Scilloideae).


Fusifilum physodes (Jacq.) Raf. ex Speta, syn. Drimia physodes (Jacq.) Jessop is native from southwest Namibia to the Cape Province, South Africa. World Flora Online lists many other synonyms. The photos below by Dylan Hannon show Drimia physodes from Laingsburg: Swartberg Pass, ex Silverhill. In some ways not unlike a miniature Urginea maritima. It is summer dormant.

Drimia physodes, syn. Fusifilum physodes, Dylan HannonDrimia physodes, syn. Fusifilum physodes, Dylan Hannon

Drimia groups besides Fusifilum in the expanded genus: Drimia -- Litanthus -- Rhadamanthus -- Tenicroa -- Urginea


For a listing of all the species in the expanded genus see the Drimia index


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