African Plant Database

Dierama latifolium N.E. Br.
Information on the genus : Dierama
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (uncertain presence or origin)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Dierama palustre N.E. Br.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herb with many stems forming large clumps; corm 3,5-4 cm Ø; basal leaves many, 55-150x0,5-1,5 cm; reduced cauline sheathing leaves c. 5; flowering stems 1,1-2,7 m long, sometimes erect; bracts white (or speckled), 1,8-2,7 cm long; perianth rose-pink to deep wine-red, 2,4-3,3 cm long; tube 0,8-1 cm long.
Ecology : Hilliard & Burtt (l.c.) refer D. palustre to D. latifolium with great hesitation.
  The type locality is cited as Mashonaland: Bulawayo and Matoppo Hills (SW Zimbabwe). Hilliard and Burtt conclude that the specimen labelled Appleton 38 is a mistake in mounting.
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : perennial-Herb, Geophyte- Ht 0.9 - 2.5 m. Alt: ? - 2225 m. Distribution: EC, KN
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carte afrique num 20928
Record n°20928
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