Named for the anthropologist Sir Frances Galton (1822–1911).
Perennial, bulbous herb, bulb membranous-tunicate. Leaves basal, weak, flat. Flowers radially symmetrical, bell-shaped, nodding, stalked, individual flower stalks not articulated. Inflorescence a loose terminal raceme. Tepals 3+3, 1-nerved, basally united. Stamens 6, attached to the floral tube. Ovary superior. Fruit a capsule. Seeds rounded-angular, brown or black.
Grown as a hardy plants in full sun to light shade on well-drained soils.
3 species from eastern South Africa.
Bulb with the inflorescence of greenish-white bell-like flowers with 1-nerved tepals fused basally and numerous angular seeds.
Hilliard & Burtt (1988).
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.