African Plant Database

Dierama longistylum 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 with 1-3 stems forming tufts, 0,55-1,2 m tall; corm 1,5-4 cm Ø; basal leaves 25-70x0,2-0,7 cm, sheathing cauline leaves c. 5; flower bracts 1,5-2,5 cm long, thin, pale, tip of each bract rarely reaching base of second bract above it; perianth mauve-pink, 2,2-2,3 cm long; tube 0,6-1 cm long, tepals 1,5-2,2 x 0,6-1 cm.
Ecology : Mainly in grassland; 600-2400 m alt.
  Near D. plowesii and D. parviflorum. May be confused with D. cupuliflorum.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Exell, A. & Wild, H. (1993). Flora Zambesiaca: Mozambique, Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, Bechuanaland Protectorate. London Kew 12[4]: 44

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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carte afrique num 20955
Record n°20955
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