African Plant Database


Dipcadi gracillimum Baker
Family : Hyacinthaceae
Family (APGIII) : ASPARAGACEAE
Protologue : Fl. Cap. (Harvey) 6: 446 (1896) 
Information on the genus : Dipcadi
 
 
Status
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
 
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Dipcadi polyphyllum Baker 1904
=Dipcadi dipcadioides Baker
=Ornithogalum dipcadoides Baker (1904)
 
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herb 5-30 cm tall with ovoid bulb, 1,3-2,4 cm Ø; leaves 8-18, glabrous, filiform to linear, margin inrolled, to 35 cm x 1-1,5 mm; scapes 1-3, 15-25 cm long; raceme 5-12-flowered, one-sided; pedicels 3-7 mm (10 in fruit); flowers yellowish or green; segments 10-12 mm long; capsule 8-11 mm long, 12-15 mm Ø.
Ecology : Bushed grassland on sandy or sandy clay soils; pans; open grassland; on shallow soils overlying rocks with Coleochloa setifera; dry areas; 900-1400 m alt.
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : perennial-Geophyte- Ht 0.15 - 0.6 m. Alt: 10 - 2195 m. Distribution: BOT, LES, NAM, FS, GA, KN, MP, NC, SWZ

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Bothalia 8[2]: 124-125 (1964).
  • Edinburgh J. Bot. 60[3]: 552 (2004).
 
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under The International Plant Name Index
see under Flora of Zimbabwe
 
Map
carte afrique num 15181
 
Record n°15181
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