African Plant Database

Dipcadi papillatum Oberm.
Family : Hyacinthaceae
Protologue : Bothalia 8: 123 (1964)
Information on the genus : Dipcadi
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herb to 40 cm tall with bulb c. 2 cm broad with thin brown outer skins, produced into a neck; leaves 4-6 per shoot, rosulate, lamina in lax spirals, becoming straight, margin yellow, minutely ciliate, occasionally dorsally minutely papillate on ribs; with several terete papillate scapes per bulb; raceme to 40 cm tall, 4-7-flowered; flowers green, 1 cm long, segments fused about 1/3 of the way, equal; outer recurved; capsule round, trigonous, 7 mm long.
Ecology : Ecology unknown in Zimbabwe. Usually in sand; common.
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : perennial-Geophyte- Ht 0.1 - 0.5 m. Alt: 315 - 1065 m. Distribution: NAM, FS, GA, LP, NC

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Fl. Pl. Africa 36: t.1429 (1964).
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see under The International Plant Name Index
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see under African Plants - a Photo Guide
see under Flora of Zimbabwe
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Record n°15185
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