Dipcadi platyphyllum Baker

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Dipcadi platyphyllum

Photo: Helen Pickering
South of Livingstone: around the parking lot at Gorge swing

Dipcadi platyphyllum

Photo: Helen Pickering
South of Livingstone: around the parking lot at Gorge swing

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Status: Native
Perennial bulbous herb. Leaf solitary basal, elliptic lanceolate, basal lobes more or less clasping the flowering stem; margin wavy. Inflorescence an erect terminal one-sided raceme. Flowers pendulous, green.
Derivation of specific name: platyphyllum: wide-leaved
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Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C
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Images last updated: Sunday 26 July 2009

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 91.

Pickering, H. & Roe, E. (2009). Wild Flowers of the Victoria Falls Area Helen Pickering, London Page 64. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 122.


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African Plant Database: Dipcadi platyphyllum
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Flora Zambesiaca web site: Dipcadi platyphyllum
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Dipcadi platyphyllum
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Dipcadi platyphyllum
Ispot Southern Africa : Dipcadi platyphyllum
JSTOR Plant Science: Dipcadi platyphyllum
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Dipcadi platyphyllum
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Dipcadi platyphyllum
Tropicos: Dipcadi platyphyllum
West African Plants database: Dipcadi platyphyllum

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: Species information: Dipcadi platyphyllum.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=114370, retrieved 21 October 2016

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