African Plant Database

Dipcadi mechowii Engl.
Family : Hyacinthaceae
Protologue : Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 32: 94 (1902) 
Information on the genus : Dipcadi
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Tall, very beautiful herb; leaves linear, c. 50x2-3,5 cm; scape 60-70 cm tall, 5 mm Ø; raceme c. 20-flowered; bracts c. 2 cm long, base 3 mm wide; pedicels 2 cm long; flowers yellowish green, tepals fused half-way; outer tepals lanceolate, caudate, 4 mm longer than the inner ones which are 1,5 cm long and 4 mm wide; fruit unknown.
Ecology : Probably collected on the Quango/Kuango/Kwango (Zaire-Angola, 4°-8°Sx17°-20°E), by v. Mechow who introduced it to the “Royal Botanic Garden” (Berlin) where it flowered in 1886.
  Said to be near D. glaucum but raceme shorter, bracts larger and stamens longer.
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Record n°15232
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