1. Family: Caryophyllaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Dianthus L.
      1. Dianthus angolensis Hiern ex F.N.Williams

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Zambia to Angola.

    [FZ]

    Caryophyllaceae, H. Wild. Flora Zambesiaca 1:2. 1961

    Habit
    Slender erect or semi-decumbent glabrous herb with a narrowly turbinate, woody tap-root and short, branched, woody stem.
    Shoots
    Flowering shoots 40–110 cm. high, ± virgate, often branched near base, leafy below, terminating in a branched inflorescence.
    Leaves
    Leaves towards base of shoot 4·5–7·5 cm. × 1·5–4·0 mm., linear or linear-lanceolate; sheath 3–6 mm. long; upper leaves smaller, grading into bracts.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence axis elongated, branched, bearing 3–28 flowers; pedicels slender, erect, bracteolate, generally shorter than the corresponding internode on the axis, some or all the flowers somewhat drooping.
    Calyx
    Calyx 1·5–2·4 cm. × 2·5–5·0 mm., narrowly elliptic, lobes c. 4 mm. long, lanceolate. Calyx bracts 6–10, investing lower half of calyx, uppermost elliptic or narrowly elliptic, acute or acuminate.
    Corolla
    Petal-lamina pink or pale purple, 3·6 × c. 3 mm., obovate, rounded, entire, crenulate or shallowly dentate.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Zambia

    Dianthus angolensis Hiern ex F.N.Williams appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in J. Bot. 24: 301 (1886)

    Accepted by

    • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Govaerts, R. (2000). World Checklist of Seed Plants Database in ACCESS D: 1-30141.
    • Exell, A.W. & Wild, H. (eds.) (1961). Flora Zambesiaca 1(2): 337-581. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0