1017.000 Dianella Lam. ex Juss. - Flax-lilies

Description of the genus

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

Derivation of name: from Latin: dianella the diminutive of Diana, the goddess of hunting.

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

Zimbabwe: 2 cultivated taxa.

No image of a cultivated species but there is an image of a native or naturalised species

Links to cultivated taxa    View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this genus

bambusifolia Hallier f.
caerulea Sims

Other sources of information about Dianella:

Our websites:

Flora of Mozambique: Dianella
Flora of Zimbabwe: 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
Wikipedia: Dianella
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Dianella
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Dianella

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Dianella.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=339, retrieved 27 January 2023

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