Dierama inyangense Hilliard & B.L. Burtt

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Dierama inyangense

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mt Rukotso, Nyanga

Dierama inyangense

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mt Rukotso, Nyanga

Dierama inyangense

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mt Rukotso, Nyanga

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Synonyms: Dierama pendulum auct.
Common names:
Frequency: Local
Status: Native
Plants singly or in tufts, growing from corms. Stems branched usually with 3 to 6 pendulous flowering spikes. Flowers light to dark purple-pink, crowded together with overlapping bracts. The bract tissue typically fused a solid mass for much of the length.
Derivation of specific name: inyangense: of the Nyanga (Inyanga) area of the Eastern Highlands
Habitat: In rocky montane grassland.
Altitude range: 1650 - 2300 m
Flowering time:Aug - Mar
Worldwide distribution: Restricted to the border mountains of Zimbabwe and Mozambique between Nyanga and Tsetsera.
Mozambique distribution: MS
Growth form(s):
Endemic status: Near Endemic
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Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 21.

Darbyshire, I., Timberlake, J., Osborne, J., Rokni, S., Matimele, H., Langa. C., Datizua, C., de Sousa, C., Alves, T., Massingue, A., Hadj-Hammou, J., Dhanda, S., Shah, T., Wursten, B. (2019). The endemic plants of Mozambique: diversity and conservation status Phytotaxa 136 Page 77.

Goldblatt, P. (1993). Iridaceae Flora Zambesiaca 12(4) Pages 41 - 42. (Includes a picture).

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.

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Flora of Zimbabwe: Dierama inyangense

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Dierama inyangense
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Dierama inyangense
Plants of the World Online: Dierama inyangense
Tropicos: Dierama inyangense
Wikipedia: Dierama inyangense

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 inyangense.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=115820, retrieved 22 July 2024

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