Dietes iridioides (L.) Sweet ex Klatt

First published in T.A.Durand & H.Schinz, Consp. Fl. Afric. 5: 156 (1894)
This species is accepted
The native range of this species is Ethiopia to S. Africa. It is a perennial or rhizomatous geophyte and grows primarily in the subtropical biome.

Distribution

Native to:

Angola, Cape Provinces, Ethiopia, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Northern Provinces, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Introduced into:

Hawaii, Jamaica, Madeira, Mauritius, Réunion

Synonyms

Homotypic Synonyms

POWO follows these authorities in accepting this name:

  • Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. & Strong, M.T. (2012). Catalogue of seed plants of the West Indies. Smithsonian Contributions to Botany 98: 1-1192.
  • Evenhuis, N.L. & Eldredge, L.G. (eds.) (2012). Records of the Hawaii biological survey for 2011. Part II: plants. Bishop Museum Occasional Papers 113: 1-102.
  • Fischer, E., Rembold, K., Althof, A. & Obholzer, J. (2010). Annotated checklist of the vascular plants of Kakamega forest, Western province, Kenya. Journal of East African Natural History 99: 129-226.
  • Geerinck, D (2005). Flore d'Afrique Centrale (Zaïre - Rwanda - Burundi) Iridaceae: 1-102. Jardin Botanique National de Belgique, Meise.
  • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa: an annotated checklist. Strelitzia 14.: i-vi, 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Goldblatt, P. & Manning, J.C. (2020). Iridaceae of southern Africa. Strelitzia 42: 1-1159. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Goldblatt, P. (1993). Flora Zambesiaca: i-iv, 1-106. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Goldblatt, P. (1996). Iridaceae. Flora of Tropical East Africa: 1-89.
  • Govaerts, R. (2000). World Checklist of Seed Plants Database in ACCESS D: 1-30141.
  • Muer, T., Sauerbier, H. & Cabrara Calixto, F. (2020). Die Farn- und Blütenpflanzen Madeiras: 1-792. Verlag und Versandbuchhandlung Andreas Kleinsteuber.
  • Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mt. Mulanje, Malawi. Scripta Botanica Belgica 34: 1-199.
  • Timberlake, J.R., Bayliss, J., Alves, T., Francisco, J., Harris, T., Nangoma, D. & de Sousa, C. (2009). Biodiversity and Conservation of Mchese Mountain, Malawi. Report produced under the Darwin Initiative Award 15/036: 1-71. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

An alternative taxonomy had been proposed by the following authorities:

  • Maire, R. (1959 publ. 1960). Flore de l'Afrique du Nord 6: 1-397. Paul Lechevalier, Paris. [Cited as Moraea vegeta.]

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Adams, C.D. in Adams, C.D. (1972). Flowering Plants of Jamaica: 83-86. University of the West Indies, Mona.
  • Evenhuis, N.L. & Eldredge, L.G. (eds.) (2012). Records of the Hawaii biological survey for 2011. Part II: plants. Bishop Museum Occasional Papers 113: 1-102.
  • Goldblatt, P. & Manning, J.C. (2020). Iridaceae of southern Africa. Strelitzia 42: 1-1159. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Goldblatt, P. (1993). Flora Zambesiaca: i-iv, 1-106. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Goldblatt, P. (1996). Iridaceae. Flora of Tropical East Africa: 1-89.
  • Hansen, A. & Sunding, P. (1985). Flora of Macaronesia. Checklist of vascular plants. 3. revised edition. Sommerfeltia 1: 5-103.
  • Marais, W. (1978). Flore des Mascareignes 177: 1-16. IRD Éditions, MSIRI, RBG-Kew, Paris.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Agnew, A.D.Q. & Agnew, S., Upland Kenya Wild Flowers, ed. 2: 323, t. 150 (1994).
  • Goldblatt in Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 68: 145 (1981)
  • Goldblatt in Flora Zambesiaca 12(4): 8 (1993).
  • Klatt in Th. Dur. & Schinz, Consp Fl. Afr. 7: 156 (1895).

Other Data

Other Kew resources that provide information on this taxon:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Galpin, E.E. [1206], South Africa K000365940 Unknown type material Yes
Wood, J.M. [1341], South Africa K000365939 Unknown type material Yes
Harris, T. [465], Mozambique K000613901 No

Sources

  • Flora Zambesiaca

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  • Flora of Tropical East Africa

    • Flora of Tropical East Africa
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  • Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

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  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2023. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2022 World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2023. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
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  • Kew Science Photographs

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