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
Worldwide: 44 species from the mountains of E Africa to the Cape
Zimbabwe: 0 cultivated taxa.
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