Dilatris is an evergreen genus in the Haemodoraceae family growing from a short red rhizome. The four species are endemic to the Cape Floral region of South Africa with most species found in the south western portion on rocky sandstone slopes. It flowers best after a fire. The majority of the species have mauve flowers that are distinguished by details of the stamens. They grow best with year round water and acidic sandy soil.

Dilatris pillansii is found on rocky sandstone slopes and has mauve flowers. First two photos by Cameron McMaster taken in the Overberg. Third photo taken in the Phillipskop Mountain Reserve near Stanford, by Christopher Whitehouse.

Dilatris pillansii Napier, Cameron McMasterDilatris pillansii Elim, Cameron McMasterDilatris pillansii, Christopher Whitehouse

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