African Plant Database

Dipcadi rigidifolium Baker
Family : Hyacinthaceae
Protologue : J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 11: 399 (1871)
Information on the genus : Dipcadi
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Ornithogalum rigidifolium (Baker) J. C. Manning & Goldblatt
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Dipcadi rhodesiacum Weim.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herb 20-80 cm tall; bulb globose, 2-5 cm Ø, outer tunics thin, light coloured; leaves 2-3 per shoot, linear-lanceolate, to 30x2,5 cm, glabrous, coriaceous, margin prominent, yellow, apex acute, base clasping; scape arcuate at base; raceme to 50 cm long, secund, lax, 8-20-flowered; flowers c. 1,5 cm long, green; segments fused about half way, outer spreading, or recurved in upper half with caudate appendages 0,5-1,4 cm long; inner ones obtuse, cucullate; capsule broadly oblong, 3-angled, c. 1,8 cm long.
Ecology : Dambo grassland, on sandy soils; 1000-1400 m alt.
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : perennial-Geophyte- Ht 0.22 - 0.45 m. Alt: ? - 1220 m. Distribution: BOT, GA, LP, MP, NC, NW

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Edinburgh J. Bot. 60[3]: 552 (2004).

Bibliography other :
  • Taxon 58: 99 (2009)
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under The International Plant Name Index
see under Flora of Zimbabwe
carte afrique num 15188
Record n°15188
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