1084.000 Dipcadi Medik.

Martinez-Azorin, M., Crespo, M.B., Juan, A. & Fay, M.F. (2011) Molecular phylogenetics of subfamily Ornithogaloideae (Hyacinthaceae) based on nuclear and plastid DNA regions, including a new taxonomic arrangement Annals of Botany 107 1-37

Description of the genus

Bulbous, perennial herbs. Leaves basal, linear, margin smooth, undulate, ciliate or papillose. Flowers in a simple raceme, often secund, green or brown. Bracts present. Perianth of 6 segments in 2 whorls of 3; fused below, forming a tube; lobes of 3 outer segments usually spreading; apex hooded and, in some species, abruptly narrowed into a tail-like appendage; inner similar but with no appendage and often connivent with only the tip curved outwards. Stamens 6. Ovary 3-locular. Capsule ovoid. Seeds flat, round, black, shiny, papillose.

Worldwide: c. 30 species in the Mediterranean region, Africa and SW Asia

Zambia: 6 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
glaucum (Ker Gawl.) BakerE,SWDescription, Image
longifolium (Lindl.) BakerB,C,SLk,S,WImage
marlothii Engl.SDescription, Image
platyphyllum BakerB,E,SWDescription, Image
rigidifolium Baker
viride (L.) MoenchN,W,C,SNwDescription, Image

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Flora of Botswana: Dipcadi
Flora of Caprivi: Dipcadi
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Dipcadi
Flora of Malawi: Dipcadi
Flora of Mozambique: Dipcadi
Flora of Zimbabwe: Dipcadi

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Dipcadi
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EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Dipcadi
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Dipcadi
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Dipcadi
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Tropicos: Dipcadi
Wikipedia: Dipcadi

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-24

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2024). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Dipcadi.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=349, retrieved 25 April 2024

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