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Taxonavigation: Asparagales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Monocots
Ordo: Asparagales

Familia: Iridaceae
Subfamilia: Iridoideae
Tribus: Irideae
Genus: Dietes
Species: (6)
D. bicolor – D. butcheriana – D. flavida – D. grandiflora – D. iridioides – D. robinsoniana


Dietes Salisb. ex Klatt (1866) nom. cons.


  • Naron Medik., Hist. & Commentat. Acad. Elect. Sci. Theod.-Palat. 6: 419. (1790)

Native distribution areas

Display the range areas:
  • Africa
    • West-Central Tropical Africa
      • Zaïre.
    • Northeast Tropical Africa
      • Ethiopia.
    • East Tropical Africa
      • Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda.
    • South Tropical Africa
      • Angola, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
    • Southern Africa
      • Cape Provinces, KwaZulu-Natal, Swaziland, Northern Provinces.

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDGW – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition


Primary references[edit]


  • The Plant List 2013. Dietes in The Plant List Version 1.1. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2018 September 10.
  • 2018. Dietes . Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2018 September 10.

Vernacular names[edit]

ދިވެހިބަސް: Zuluirissläktet
English: African irises
magyar: Kaffernőszirom

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