African Plant Database

Dipcadi garuense Engl. & K. Krause
Family : Hyacinthaceae
Protologue : Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 45: 149 (1910)
Information on the genus : Dipcadi
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herb to 1,2 m tall with ovoid bulb, flattened at base, 3-6 cm Ø; leaves 4-9, rosulate, ± fleshy, grey-green, narrowly lanceolate, to 49x10 cm, tapering and clasping at base, apex acute or acuminate; raceme with flowers spirally arranged, congested becoming lax, with up to 40 flowers; scape terete, to 60 cm long; pedicels to 8 cm long; flowers 1,5-2,5 cm long, green with a brownish margin; segments fused above halfway, outer with caudate appendages (4-8 mm long), inner lingulate with a yellowish to orange margin along the slightly recurved tips; capsule globose, 1,5-2 cm Ø.
Ecology : Around pans and depressions; peat depressions; in brackish soil near salt pans; in large communities in over-grazed or flood-damaged areas; in exposed sunny places but also under trees; on alluvial soils, deep sand, wet sandy clay soils; 1000-1400 m alt.
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see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under The International Plant Name Index
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Record n°15216
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