African Plant Database

Dierama plowesii Hilliard
Protologue : O.M. Hilliard & B.L. Burtt, Dierama: Harebells
Information on the genus : Dierama
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herb single-stemmed, stem 45-50 cm tall; corm 8 mm Ø; leaves several: basal absent at anthesis (only burnt bases present), sheathing cauline leaves 6, 25-40x0,3-0,4 cm; inflorescence erect (? always); floral bracts white, lightly flecked red-brown, 1,3-1,5 cm long, tip of each bract usually reaching to or beyond base of the second bract above it; perianth light magenta pink, c. 2 cm long; tube 5,5-6 mm long, tepals c. 16x6 mm.
Ecology : Open grassland; 1350-2200 m alt.
  Intermediates between D. plowesii and D. formosum occur.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • EXELL, A. & WILD, H. (1993). Flora Zambesiaca: Mozambique, Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, Bechuanaland Protectorate. London Kew 12[4]: 46

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Énum. Pl. Fleurs Afr. Trop. 3: 88 (1995).
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see under The International Plant Name Index
see under Flora of Mozambique
see under Flora of Zimbabwe
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Record n°20957
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