Swaziland's Flora Database:
Dierama medium N.E.Br.
(name current 2016)
Growth form: Herb
Restricted distribution within southern Africa
Found within protected areas
Swaziland distribution: highveld only
Red Data Book Information:
Status: DD Distribution: Usuthu, Waverley Mine Common in South Africa.
Common in South Africa, confined to eastern Transvaal and neighbouring Swaziland.
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.
Hilliard, O.M, B.L. Burrt. 1991. Dierama. The Hairbells of Africa. Acorn Books CC, Johannesburg and London.