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Taxon: Dietes bicolor (Steud.) Sweet ex Klatt

Genus: Dietes
Family: Iridaceae
Subfamily: Iridoideae
Tribe: Irideae
Nomen number: 13968
Place of publication: Linnaea 34:584. 1866 (R. Sweet ex G. Don, Hort. brit. ed. 3:661. 1839, nom. inval.)
Link to protologue:
Comment: the genus Dietes was not validated until 1863
Name Verified on: 02-Nov-2000 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 3 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Autonyms (not in current use) and synonyms:

(≡ homotypic synonym, = heterotypic synonym, - autonym)

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Ann Mo BG 68:145. 1981)

Distributional Range:


    • SOUTHERN AFRICA: South Africa [Cape Province (s.e.)]

    Cultivated (also cult.)


  1. Goldblatt, P. 1981. Systematics, phylogeny and evolution of Dietes (Iridaceae). Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 68:143.

Check other web resources for Dietes bicolor (Steud.) Sweet ex Klatt :

  • SIBIS: South African National Biodiversity Institute's (SANBI) Integrated Biodiversity System
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=13968. Accessed 16 July 2019.