African Plant Database

Dietes flavida Oberm.
Protologue : Fl. Pl. Africa 38: t.1488 (1967)
Information on the genus : Dietes
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herb 50-70 cm tall, in clumps; leaves narrowly lanceolate, 30-50x1,5-2,2 cm, glaucous; stems branching irregularly with long leaves below and reduced sheathing leaves above; resembling D. iridioides but flowers pale yellow with orange-brown nectar guides and cream to yellow (rarely blue-flushed) style branches; and capsule pendent, smooth-walled, without beak.
Ecology : Forest margins, lightly shaded areas, in S. Africa.
  Seen in Mozambique, Namaacha (25°59’Sx32°02’E) but herbarium material unknown. – Not mapped.
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : perennial-Herb, Geophyte- Ht 0.8 - 1 m. Alt: 60 - 1219 m. Distribution: KN, MP, SWZ

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 68: 148-150 (1981).
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under Flora of Mozambique
carte afrique num 22526
Record n°22526
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