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Genus: Dierama (hairbells)

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Monocotyledons > Order: Asparagales > Family: Iridaceae

The 44 species are found mainly in the summer rainfall region of eastern southern Africa, but the overall distribution extends from Knysna in the Western Cape, South Africa, to Ethiopia. Thirty-nine species are native to southern Africa.

Species native to southern Africa

List from Plants of Southern Africa - an Online Checklist (SANBI), Flora of Zimbabwe and Flora of Mozambique.

Dierama adelphicum

 

Dierama ambiguum

 

Dierama argyreum

Dierama atrum

 

Dierama cooperi

 

Dierama dissimile

Dierama dracomontanum

Dierama dubium

 

Dierama elatum

 

Dierama erectum

 

Dierama floriferum

Dierama formosum

 

Dierama galpinii

 

Dierama gracile

 

Dierama grandiflorum

Dierama igneum

 

Dierama insigne

 

Dierama inyangense

Native to the eastern border mountains of Zimbabwe and adjacent Mozambique. See Flora of Zimbabwe.

 

Dierama jucundum

 

Dierama latifolium

Dierama luteoalbidum

 

Dierama medium

 

Dierama mobile

 

Dierama mossii

 

Dierama nebrownii

 

Dierama nixonianum

 

Dierama pallidum

 

Dierama pauciflorum

 

Dierama pendulum

Dierama pictum

 

Dierama plowesii

Recorded from Zimbabwe and Mozambique.

 

Dierama pulcherrimum

Dierama pumilum

 

Dierama reynoldsii

 

Dierama robustum

 

Dierama sertum

 

Dierama trichorhizum

 

Dierama tyrium

 

Dierama tysonii

 

The flowers are pollinated by bees (Goldblatt and Manning 2000).

Publications (by date)

  • Hilliard, O.M., Burtt, B.L., & Batten, A. 1991. Dierama, Hairbells of Africa. Acorn Press, Johannesburg.

  • Goldblatt, P. & Manning, J.C. 2000. Iridaceae. In: In: Seed Plants of Southern Africa (ed. O.A. Leistner). Strelitzia 10: 623-638. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.

  

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