1265.010 Dietes Salisb. ex Klatt

Description of the genus

Evergreen, perennial herbs, with thick creeping rhizomes. Leaves distichous. Inflorescences of terminal rhipidia; spathes sheathing. Flowers actinomorphic, Iris-like, white with yellow nectar-guides on the outer tepals. Style divided into 3 broad petaloid branches apposed to the outer tepals; each branch terminating in a pair of petaloid appendages (crests); stigmas transverse and abaxial below base of crests. Anthers appressed to the style branches. Fruit a capsule.

Worldwide: 6 species in eastern and southern Africa;one in the Lord Howe Is

Zimbabwe: 2 cultivated taxa.

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

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bicolor (Steud.) Sweet ex Klatt
grandiflora N.E. Br.

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Tropicos: Dietes
Wikipedia: Dietes

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: Dietes.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=381, retrieved 11 December 2023

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