1303.000 Dierama K. Koch - Wandflowers

Description of the genus

Evergreen, perennial herbs, dying back each year, with corms, these coarsely fibrous. Inflorescence composed of spikes in a lax panicle; spikes pendulous, rarely erect (D. plowesii), terminal on wiry, lateral branches. Flowers actinomorphic, campanulate, pink, pendent (apart from D. plowesii). Bracts scarious. Tepals with a short perianth tube. Stamens and style not exserted beyond the tepals. Fruit a capsule.

Worldwide: 44 species from the mountains of E Africa to the Cape

Malawi: 4 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
cupuliflorum Klatt subsp. cupuliflorum N
densiflorum MaraisN
formosum HilliardS
longistylum Marais N

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Flora of Mozambique: Dierama
Flora of Zambia: Dierama
Flora of Zimbabwe: Dierama
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Dierama

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Dierama
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Dierama
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Dierama
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Dierama
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iNaturalist: Dierama
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Dierama
JSTOR Plant Science: Dierama
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Dierama
Plants of the World Online: Dierama
Tropicos: Dierama
Wikipedia: Dierama

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Malawi: Genus page: Dierama.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=386, retrieved 25 February 2024

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