1. Family: Caryophyllaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Dianthus L.
      1. Dianthus zeyheri Sond.

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

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Glaucous herb with a woody stem-base.
    Shoots
    Flowering shoots robust, erect, often virgate, 20–75 cm. high, leafy below with a solitary flower or branched terminal inflorescence.
    Leaves
    Leaves 2·0–9·0 cm. × 2–12 mm., lanceolate-elliptic, generally equalling or exceeding the corresponding internode in length, variable in width.
    Calyx
    Calyx bracts 4, 6 or 8, covering about 1/3 of the calyx-length. Calyx 2·8–4·5 cm. × 4–5 mm., cylindric.
    Corolla
    Petal-lamina 8–24 × 5–12 mm., obovate, dentate or lacerofimbriate, white or pink.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, KwaZulu-Natal, Northern Provinces

    Dianthus zeyheri Sond. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jul 1, 1920 Zeyher [79], South Africa K000311004 Unknown type material
    Jul 1, 1920 Burke [s.n.], South Africa K000426814 Unknown type material
    Burke [264], South Africa K000311002 Unknown type material
    Burke [s.n.], South Africa K000311003 Unknown type material
    Meeuse [9125] 75191.000
    Evans, P. [1555] 75190.000

    First published in W.H.Harvey & auct. suc. (eds.), Fl. Cap. 1: 124 (1860)

    Accepted by

    • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa an annotated checklist Strelitzia 14: 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Govaerts, R. (2000). World Checklist of Seed Plants Database in ACCESS D: 1-30141.

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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    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