African Plant Database

Dierama cupuliflorum Klatt
Information on the genus : Dierama
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Dierama cupuliflorum Klatt subsp. cupuliflorum
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Dierama vagum N.E. Br.
Taxon infra-specific
Dierama cupuliflorum Klatt subsp. cupuliflorum
Dierama cupuliflorum subsp. caudatum Marais
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herb of few to many stems clumped together; corm 10-25 mm Ø; basal leaves several, 20-85x0,3-1,1 cm; cauline sheathing leaves 5; flowering stems 2-4-branched, 0,3-1,35 m long; floral bracts usually ± solidly coloured dark brown or sometimes heavily flecked, lateral veins 10-12, fading out in upper third of bract; tip of each bract either not reaching base of second bract above it or doing so by means of a long acumen; spikes pendulous, terminal spike 2-7-flowered; flowers cup-shaped, 2-5 cm long, pale lilac to wine-red.
Ecology : Grassland; heath; 2000-3900 m alt.
  Near D. formosum. Included in D. pendulum by Cufodontis.
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carte afrique num 174765
Record n°174765
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