What’s flowering now

2016-02-17 06:00
                                            Photo: Richard Boone ‘Dierama pallidum’.

Photo: Richard Boone ‘Dierama pallidum’.

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Dierama pallidum, a beautiful bright plant, classified as vulnerable, is found between Pietermaritzburg and Durban (Table Mountain, Valley of 1000 Hills, Mount Vernon, Noodsberg and Inchanga) on open, stony and sandy grass slopes.

The plant consists of a single stem or a few growing in close groups.
It flowers from October to March.
Bracts about 20mm long and 8mm wide, narrowly egg-shaped and gradually narrowing to a long point on the tip, white with specks on mid-line and at the tip.

Perianth (flora) about 16mm, tepals about 10mm long and 5mm wide, cream to pale yellow, rarely tinged pink or purple

If you have seen this plant, contact Mbali Mkhize, Crew programme: KZN node project assistant on m.mkhize@botanicalsocie ty.org.za

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