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

[FZ]

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

Morphology General Habit
Glaucous herb with a woody stem-base.
Morphology General Shoots
Flowering shoots robust, erect, often virgate, 20–75 cm. high, leafy below with a solitary flower or branched terminal inflorescence.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves 2·0–9·0 cm. × 2–12 mm., lanceolate-elliptic, generally equalling or exceeding the corresponding internode in length, variable in width.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers 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.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petal-lamina 8–24 × 5–12 mm., obovate, dentate or lacerofimbriate, white or pink.

Native to:

Angola, Botswana, Cape Provinces, 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.

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