Dierama mossii (N.E.Br.) Hilliard
(name current 2016)
(Dierama medium var. mossii)
Growth form: Herb
Restricted distribution within southern Africa
Swaziland abundance: rare
Swaziland distribution: one quarter degree grid square only
Red Data Book Information:
Distribution: Forbes Reef
Known from several collections from Forbes Reef.
Common in South Africa.
Common in South Africa, Natal to Transvaal
Description (Compton's Flora of Swaziland*):
Dierama medium - Corm with numerous persistent erect bristles. Slender, erect, 45—90 cm high. Leaves few, erect, about half length of inflorescence, 2—4 mm wide, finely ribbed. Flower spikes 3—6, hanging on very slender axes, each spike having only 2—4 flowers. Bracts c I ,3 cm long, membranous, with numerous fine brown streaks. Perianth mauve, pink or magenta, c 1,8 cm long (occasionally more).
* Where species names have changed, these have been matched according to herbarium specimens quoted in this publication.