Dierama formosum Hilliard

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Status: Native
Derivation of specific name: formosum: beautiful, finely formed
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Mozambique distribution: MS
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Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 21.

Goldblatt, P. (1993). Iridaceae Flora Zambesiaca 12(4) Page 43.

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 92.

Moriarty, A. (1975). Wild Flowers of Malawi Purnell & sons Cape Town. Page 17. Moriarty includes all species in this genus under D. pendulum (Includes a picture).

Strugnell, A.M. (2002). Endemics of Mt. Mulanje. The endemic spermatophytes of Mt. Mulanje, Malawi Systematics and Geography of Plants 72 Page 22.

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 110.

Other sources of information about Dierama formosum:

Our websites:

Flora of Malawi: Dierama formosum
Flora of Zimbabwe: Dierama formosum

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Dierama formosum.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=115800, retrieved 12 April 2024

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