Greek – Homer’s name for the flower which sprang from the blood of Hyakinthos.
Perennial, bulbous herb, bulb membranous-tunicate. Leaves few, basal, curved. Flowers radially symmetrical, tubular-bell-shaped, spreading, stalked, individual flower stalks not articulated. Inflorescence a dense terminal raceme.Tepals 3+3, 1-nerved, basally united. Stamens 6, attached to the floral tube. Ovary superior. Fruit a capsule. Seeds rounded, black, wrinkled.
3 species from western and central Asia.
Bulb with the dense spike-like inflorescence of bell-like flowers with 1-nerved tepals fused basally and seeds with an appendage.
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.