Swaziland's Flora Database:
Dierama insigne N.E.Br.
(name current 2016)
Growth form: Herb
Restricted distribution within southern Africa
Red Data Book Information:
Status: DD Distribution: Oshoek Common in South Africa.
Common in South Africa, from low Drakensberg in Natal to south eastern Transvaal.
Description (Compton's Flora of Swaziland*):
Dierama davyi - Tall, growing in clumps, up to 1,5 m high. Leaves erect, 60—90 cm long x c 5 mm wide, finely ribbed, pale yellowish at clasping bases. Stem rigid, yellow, with 3—4 hanging flower-spikes on very slender axes. Flowers close-set; bracts c 1,8 cm long, membranous, tattered at end, prolonged into narrow point, strongly ribbed below, with numerous brown streaks. Perianth of shades of pink or white, usually reaching 2,8 cm long; fruit spherical, c 7 mm diam.
* Where species names have changed, these have been matched according to herbarium specimens quoted in this publication.
Hilliard, O.M, B.L. Burrt. 1991. Dierama. The Hairbells of Africa. Acorn Books CC, Johannesburg and London.