African Plant Database

Dierama densiflorum Marais
Protologue : Notes Roy. Bot. Gard. Edinburgh 45[1]: 105 (1988)
Information on the genus : Dierama
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herb probably with 1-few stems tufted together; corm 2-3 cm Ø; basal leaves several, 55-90x0,6-1,2 cm; reduced cauline sheathing leaves 3-4; flowering stem 1,35-1,65 m long, 2-5-branched; spikes pendulous; bracts 1,6-2,3 cm long, with a solid patch of coalescing veins reaching 3/4 of length, drying buff or sometimes brown-flecked, margins and shoulders flecked; perianth rose-purple pink, 2-3 cm long, tube 0,6-1 cm, tepals 1,2-2x0,5-0,8 cm.
Ecology : Open, often rocky grassland; 1800-2200 m alt.
  Near D. inyangense.

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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