African Plant Database

Dierama pauciflorum N.E. Br.
Information on the genus : Dierama
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herb usually forming dense clumps, but occasionally stem solitary, 30-60 cm tall; corm c. 1,5 cm Ø; leaves several: basal 10-40x0,1-0,4 cm, sheathing cauline leaves usually 3; terminal spike 1-3-flowered; flower bracts 1,2-1,8 cm long, rich rusty brown with 6-8 main veins on each side of midvein fading out in upper third of bract; perianth bright pink to reddish, rarely white, 2-2,8 cm long; tube 5-7 mm long, tepals 1,4-2,2x0,8 cm.
Ecology : Marshy mountain slopes; 500-2400 m alt.
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : perennial-Herb, Geophyte- Ht 0.35 - 0.6 m. Alt: ? - 2225 m. Distribution: EC, KN, MP

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • LEBRUN, J. P. & A. L. STORK (1995). Enumération des plantes à fleurs d’Afrique tropicale. Monocotyledones: Limnocharitaceae à Poaceae. Énum. Pl. Fleurs Afr. Trop. 3: 88
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see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under African Plants - a Photo Guide
see under Flora of Zimbabwe
carte afrique num 20940
Record n°20940
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