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

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

Morphology General Habit
Slender erect or semi-decumbent glabrous herb with a narrowly turbinate, woody tap-root and short, branched, woody stem.
Morphology General Shoots
Flowering shoots 40–110 cm. high, ± virgate, often branched near base, leafy below, terminating in a branched inflorescence.
Morphology 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.
Morphology Reproductive morphology 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.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers 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.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petal-lamina pink or pale purple, 3·6 × c. 3 mm., obovate, rounded, entire, crenulate or shallowly dentate.

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

  • Exell, A.W. & Wild, H. (eds.) (1961). Flora Zambesiaca 1(2): 337-581. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • 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.

Flora Zambesiaca
Flora Zambesiaca
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Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. 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 2021. 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