African Plant Database

Dipcadi marlothii Engl.
Family : Hyacinthaceae
Protologue : Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 10: 3 (1889) 
Information on the genus : Dipcadi
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Dipcadi oligotrichum Baker (1904)
=Dipcadi ernesti-ruschii Dinter (1923)
=*Dipcadi bakerianum Schinz (1890) (1890), non Bolus
=Dipcadi durandianum Schinz (1894)
=Ornithogalum durandianum (Schinz) J.C. Manning & Goldblatt (2004)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herb with globose bulb c. 1,6 cm Ø; leaves to 30, filiform, 12 cm x 1 mm, with hairs 1 mm long; scape 1, to 30 cm tall; raceme 6-11-flowered, longer than leaves; pedicels c. 4 mm long; perianth segments 11-15 mm long, without caudate appendages; capsule oblong to globose, dorsally ridged, c. 12 mm long.
Ecology : Bushland on thin soil or red, sandy soil; woodland by dambo; usually on rocky ground; 400-1800 m alt.
  The presence (identity) of this plant in Ethiopia is not quite certain.
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : perennial-Geophyte- Ht 0.1 - 2.43 m. Alt: 55 - 2285 m. Distribution: BOT, NAM, FS, GA, KN, LP, MP, NC, SWZ

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Fl. Pl. South Africa 24: t.934 (1944).
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