African Plant Database

Dipcadi welwitschii (Baker) Baker
Family : Hyacinthaceae
Protologue : J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 11: 400 (1871)
Information on the genus : Dipcadi
Basionym : Uropetalon welwitschii Baker
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Uropetalon welwitschii Baker
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : “A herb with the habit of a Hyacinth…” (Rendle in Welwitsch’s Afric. Pl. 2/1: 56, 1899); bulb globose, 2,5 cm Ø, outer tunics pale; leaves 2 per shoot, narrowly linear, complicate, glabrous, <15 cm long; scape slender, 15-30 cm tall; raceme lax, 6-8-flowered; pedicels ascending, 0,3-0,6 cm long; perianth green; tube 0,3 cm long; inner segments linear, as long as the tube; outer complicate, 0,3 cm longer than the inner; capsule sessile, globose, 0,6 cm long.
Ecology : Rocky places or on poor soil; rather damp places; herb-grown thickets; c. 1160-1800 m alt.
  Very near D. oxylobum.
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carte afrique num 15248
Record n°15248 modified 2009-02-04
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