1. Family: Iridaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Dietes Salisb. ex Klatt
      1. Dietes flavida Oberm.

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

    [FZ]

    Iridaceae, P. Goldblatt. Flora Zambesiaca 12:4. 1993

    Habit
    Plants 50–70 cm high, forming clumps.
    Leaves
    Leaves 300–500 × 15–22 mm, narrowly lanceolate, glaucous.
    Stem
    Stems branching irregularly, bearing long laminate leaves below, and reduced sheathing bract-like leaves above; stem bracts 30–50 mm long.
    Inflorescences
    Rhipidia spathes (40)45–50 mm long, the outer about half as long as the inner, obtuse to emarginate.
    Flowers
    Flowers pale-yellow, the outer tepals with brown nectar guides at the base of the limbs and spotted on the claws; outer tepals 30–40 mm long, claw c. 15 mm long, limb horizontal, 15–17 mm wide: inner tepals smaller, to 38 mm long.
    Stamens
    Filaments free, 4–6 mm long, broadened at the base, anthers 5–6 mm long.
    Pistil
    Ovary 10–14 mm long; style 2–3 mm long, branches c. 8 mm long and 3–4 mm wide; with crests 5–10 mm long, acute.
    Fruits
    Capsules pendent, 30–35 mm long, narrowly ovoid, smooth, dehiscing irregularly.

    Distribution

    Doubtfully present in:

    Mozambique

    Native to:

    Cape Provinces, KwaZulu-Natal, Northern Provinces, Swaziland

    Dietes flavida Oberm. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Fl. Pl. Africa 38: t. 1488 (1967)

    Accepted by

    • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa: an annotated checklist. Strelitzia 14.: i-vi, 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Govaerts, R. (2000). World Checklist of Seed Plants Database in ACCESS D: 1-30141.
    • Goldblatt, P. (1993). Flora Zambesiaca: i-iv, 1-106. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa: an annotated checklist. Strelitzia 14.: i-vi, 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Goldblatt, P. (1993). Flora Zambesiaca: i-iv, 1-106. 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