African Plant Database

Dipcadi longifolium (Lindl.) Baker
Family : Hyacinthaceae
Protologue : J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 11: 397 (1871)
Information on the genus : Dipcadi
Basionym : Uropetalon longifolium Lindl.
Status for NA : accepted (present)
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Uropetalon longifolium Lindl.
 Ornithogalum longifolium (Lindl.) J.C. Manning & Goldblatt (2004)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Dipcadi venenatum Schinz
=Dipcadi firmifolium Baker (1898)
=Dipcadi anthericoides Engl. & Gilg (1903)
=Dipcadi sansibaricum Engl. (1895)
=Dipcadi zambesiacum Baker (1898)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herb 20-90 cm tall, glabrous, with ovoid bulb 1-4 cm Ø, occasionally bulbiferous; leaves 2-7, linear, to 75 cm x 3-9 mm; scapes 1-3; raceme 4-15-flowered; pedicels 3-9 mm long (to 11 in fruit); flowers yellowish green or green to brown; segments 10-15 mm long, without caudate appendages; capsule 3-angled, 8-15 mm long, 13-18 mm Ø.
Ecology : Coastal sand; grassland on sand inland; seasonally inundated places; on sodic soils; damp ground; weed of wetland agricultural areas; 0-1800 m alt.
  Botswana, Namibia, S. Africa. The presence in N Chad (Tibesti) is doubtful; as well as records from W Africa. Perhaps confusion with D. viride present on Djebel Marra (Sudan).
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : perennial-Geophyte- Ht 0.18 - 0.7 m. Alt: 590 - 915 m. Distribution: BOT, NAM, NC

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • César J. & C. Chatelain (2019). Flore illustrée du Tchad. Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques de Genève, Coopération Suisse & Univ. N'Djaména

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Edinburgh J. Bot. 60[3]: 551 (2004).

Bibliography for North Africa :
  • FENNANE, M., M. IBN TATTOU, J. MATHEZ, A. OUYAHYA & J. EL OUALIDI (éd.) (2014). Flore Pratique du Maroc [vol.3] Trav. Inst. Sci. Univ. Mohammed V, Sér. Bot. 3: 389

Bibliography other :
  • Boudet G. & J.P. Lebrun (1986). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali. Etudes et Synthèses IEMVT 16
  • Cat. Pl. Vasc. Burkina Faso:35 (2012)
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carte afrique num 15182
Record n°15182
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