African Plant Database

Dierama formosum Hilliard
Protologue : Notes Roy. Bot. Gard. Edinburgh 45(1): 80 (1988)
Information on the genus : Dierama
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herb forming large clumps of stems; corms 3-3,5 cm Ø; basal leaves several, 30-75x0,4-1 cm, reduced cauline sheathing leaves 5; flowering stems 0,75-1,65 m long; bracts 2-2,5 cm long; tip of each flower bract usually reaching base of second bract above it; terminal spike 6-10-flowered; perianth pale lilac pink, 2,6-3,7 cm long; tube 0,8-1,2 cm long, tepals 1,9-2,6x0,6-1,1 cm.
Ecology : Relatively common in grassland; 1370-2590 m alt.
  Near D. cupuliflorum, but more robust and often taller.
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : perennial-Herb, Geophyte- Ht 0.75 - 1.65 m. Alt: ? - 2134 m. Distribution: MP

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Énum. Pl. Fleurs Afr. Trop. 3: 80 (1995).
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