1084.000 Dipcadi Medik.

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

Zimbabwe: 8 taxa.

Dipcadi platyphyllum

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
glaucum (Ker Gawl.) BakerN,W,E,S
gracillimum BakerN,W,C,E,S
longifolium (Lindl.) BakerN,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
marlothii Engl.W,C,E,SDescription, Image
papillatum Oberm.W
platyphyllum BakerN,W,CDescription, Image
rigidifolium BakerC
viride (L.) MoenchN,W,C,E,S

Other sources of information about Dipcadi:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Dipcadi
Flora of Caprivi: Dipcadi
Flora of Malawi: Dipcadi
Flora of Mozambique: Dipcadi
Flora of Zambia: Dipcadi

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Dipcadi
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Dipcadi
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Dipcadi
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Dipcadi
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Dipcadi
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Dipcadi

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Dipcadi.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=349, retrieved 1 October 2016

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