1017.000 Dianella Lam. ex Juss.

Description of the genus

Glabrous, rhizomatous perennial herbs. Inflorescence a pedunculate panicle. Perianth petaloid, marcescent. Fruit a shiny blue berry. Seeds glossy, black.

Worldwide: 20 species in tropical eastern Africa, Indomalesia and Madagascar

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

Dianella ensifolia

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ensifolia (L.) DC.[VU]EDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Dianella:

Our websites:

Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Dianella
Flora of Mozambique: Dianella

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Dianella
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Dianella
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Dianella
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Dianella
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Dianella
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Dianella

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-14

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2014). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Dianella.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=339, retrieved 20 April 2014

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