Greek eu – well-marked or good, comans – head or tuft of hair, referring to the tuft of leaves at the apex of the inflorescence.
Perennial, bulbous herb, bulb tunicate, shiny. Leaves basal, strap-like, broadly ovate, glossy. Flowers radially symmetrical, stalked, individual flower stalks not articulated. Inflorescence a dense terminal raceme exceeding the leaves, topped with a tuft of leaf-like bracts. Tepals 3+3, 1-nerved, basally united, spreading. Stamens 6, attached to the lobe bases. Ovary superior. Fruit an inflated, membranous capsule. Seeds ovoid-rounded, brown or black.
Grown as a frost-tender ornamentals in full sun to light shade on well-drained soils. Hybrids are occasionally encountered.
About 10 species from tropical to southern Africa.
Bulb with the inflorescence topped with a head of leafy bracts resembling a pineapple.
Source: (2005). Drimiopsis. In: . Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 5. Flowering plants. Monocotyledons. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.