Drimia nagarjunae (Hemadri & Swahari) Anand Kumar, J. Econ. Taxon. Bot. 5: 962 1984. (syn: Indurgia nagarjunae (Hemadri & Swahari) Speta; Thuranthos nagarjunae (Hemadri & Swahari) Speta; Urginea nagarjunae Hemadri & Swahari);
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Plant name: Drimia nagarjunae (Hemadri & Swahari) Anand kumar, J.Econ. Taxon. Bot. 5: 962. 1984.
Note: ‘The Plant list’ by Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and Missouri
Botanical Garden considered this species as a synonym of Drimia indica(Roxb.) Jessop. But due to the differences this species is considered separately.
Ver. name: Pedda adavi vulli పెద్ద అడవిఉల్లిగడ్డ (Tel.).
Perennial, bulbous geophyte; 30-40 cm tall; bulb 10-12 × 10-12cm; outer layers papery, roots from the disk. Leaves radicle, glaucous green, fleshy, linear, 15-20 × 2-3cm, thick; disappear at flowering. Flowers white, 2-2.5cm across, drooping on the 30cm long thick scape. Bracts auriculate at base, about 2mm. Tepals 6, united halfway, white, 2-2.5 cm long, acute. Stamens 6, adnate to tepals. Ovary oblong, glabrous; style as long as stamens; stigma capitates. Capsule upright, 1.5-2 × 0.5cm, trigonous. Seeds many, flat, ovate, black, 0.6 cm across, winged.
Habitat & location: Found in dry gravel soils in hill areas. It is found near Udayagiri.
Toxicity: Tubers are toxic.
It is considered as synonymous with Drimia indica but due to differences it is considered as seperate species by BSI