African Plant Database

Dipcadi platyphyllum Baker
Family : Hyacinthaceae
Protologue : Fl. Trop. Afr. [Oliver et al.] 7(3): 518 (1898)
Information on the genus : Dipcadi
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Dipcadi ciliatum Engl. & K. Krause (1910)
=Dipcadi monophyllum K. Krause & Dinter
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herb 7-35 cm tall; bulb round, 1-2,5 cm Ø, with leathery, thin light brown tunics; leaf 1(-2), clasping the base of scape; blade flat on the ground, ovate-lanceolate to linear-lanceolate, 5-25x1-4 cm; margin crisped, ciliate; blade with short bristles on ribs below, apex acute, base obtuse; raceme to 20 cm long, secund, 4-20-flowered, dense; scape densely pubescent (short patent bristles); pedicels to 1 cm long, pubescent as the scape; flowers green to brownish-green, to yellowish-green, c. 14 mm long; segments fused nearly half way, outer with caudate appendages c. 3 mm long; inner ligulate, cucullate; capsule rounded, trigonous, c. 1,5 cm long, thin-walled.
Ecology : Brachystegia boehmii woodland; open woodland; grassland; seasonal pans; on poorly drained soils; 350-1400 m alt.
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : perennial-Geophyte- Ht 0.07 - 0.2 m. Alt: 885 - 1035 m. Distribution: BOT, NAM, LP, NC

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

Bibliography other :
  • Taxon 58: 99 (2009)
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see under The International Plant Name Index
see under Flora of Zimbabwe
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