African Plant Database

Dierama parviflorum Marais
Protologue : Notes Roy. Bot. Gard. Edinburgh 45[1]: 105 (1988)
Information on the genus : Dierama
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Dierama ensifolium auct. sensu Lisowski 1975
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herb with 1 stem, 40-85 cm tall; corm c. 1,5 cm Ø; leaves several: basal often absent at anthesis (burnt remains often visible), c. 40-60x0,2-0,9 cm; sheathing cauline leaves c. 4-5; bracts 1,2-2 cm long, whitish to light brown-red, flecked; perianth mauve or lilac-pink, 1,7-2,2 cm long; tube 6-7 mm long, tepals 1-1,5x0,5-0,7 cm.
Ecology : Seasonally flooded valley; open grassland near forest; 1500-2450 m alt.
  Closely allied to D. longistylum.

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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see under Flore d'Afrique Centrale
carte afrique num 20956
Record n°20956
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