Subordinate Taxa
Scientific Name:
Dierama K.Koch, Index Seminum [Berlin] 10 (1855)
Vernacular Name(s):
Lady's wand

Evergreen perennial. Corm with dry coats of parallel fibres. Leaves linear, rigid, grass-like, distichous. Panicle lax with slender pendulous branches. Flowers showy, each within 2 membranous spathe-valves; tube short, dilated at throat; lobes subequal, > tube. Stamens symmetrical. Style with 3 short, entire, cuneate branches. Capsule small, oblong. Seeds small, globose or angled by pressure.

[From: Healy and Edgar (1980) Flora of New Zealand. Volume 3.]

Number of species in New Zealand within Dierama K.Koch
Exotic: Fully Naturalised1
Exotic: Casual1
Hobbs, J.; Hatch, T. 1994: Bulbs for New Zealand Gardens. Godwit Press, Auckland.
Koch, K.H.E.L. 1855: Index Seminum in Horto Botanico Berolinensis...Collectorum: 10.
Mabberley, D.J. 2008: Mabberley's plant book, a portable dictionary of plants, their classification and uses. Edition 3. Cambridge University Press.