Dierama pulcherrimum (Hook.f.) Baker

J. Linn. Soc. Bot. 16: 99 (1877) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Sparingly established

Plants single-stemmed or stems clumped. Corm 3–4 cm diam. Leaves several to many, 5–9 cm long, 4–9 mm wide. Inflorescence 4–8-branched; spikes with 2–8 densely clustered flowers, pendulous. Primary bracts 2–3.5 cm long, elliptic-lanceolate to elliptic-obovate, acute, finely striate, flecked throughout, margin ± white, becoming torn. Flowers light to dark magenta-pink or deep purple-red. Perianth tube 10–15 mm long; lobes 2.3–4.0 cm long, obovate to narrow elliptic. Style not exceeding perianth lobes.

*CVU. Grown as a garden ornamental, sometimes escaping from old gardens.

Created by: Andre Messina, 2014-10-21
Updated by: Daniel Ohlsen, 2017-09-22
Distribution map
life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Lilianae
order Asparagales
family Iridaceae
genus Dierama
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Dierama pulcherrimum in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Dierama pulcherrimum in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Central Victorian Uplands present introduced

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New South Wales