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Traditional Medicinal Uses of Dierama pendulum
Administered to people only. Used in strong purgative enemas by the Sotho.
Applied in a magical sense. Corms are placed in seed gourds by Zulu farmers as fertility charms to ensure a good harvest.
Dierama pendulum is an evergreen geophyte reaching up to 1,5 m. Its striking pendulous, bell-shaped blooms are borne on a long arching, branched inflorescence. Flowers range in shades of pink and measure up to 50 mm long, with a distinct perianth tube up to 13 mm long. It is one of the most well-known and desirable Dieramas and has a somewhat limited distribution. Dierama pendulum is beautiful if interplanted with grasses that are not too dense. The flowers are pollinated by honey bees. (Credit: Wildflower Nursery)
Arnold. T.H., Prentice, C.A., Hawker, L.C., Snyman, E.E., Tomalin, M., Crouch, N.R. and Pottas-Bircher, C. (2002). Medicinal and magical plants of southern Africa: an annotated checklist. Strelitzia 13. South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria.