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: 1 taxon.

Dianella ensifolia

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

Other sources of information about Dianella:

Our websites:

Flora of Mozambique: Dianella
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Dianella

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Dianella
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Dianella
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Dianella
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Dianella
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Dianella
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Dianella
JSTOR Plant Science: Dianella
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Dianella
Plants of the World Online: Dianella
Tropicos: Dianella
Wikipedia: Dianella

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Dianella.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=339, retrieved 24 May 2024

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