Dipcadi longifolium (Lindl.) Baker

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Dipcadi longifolium

Photo: Bart Wursten
Old Runde bridge, Mwenezi

Dipcadi longifolium

Photo: Bart Wursten
Old Runde bridge, Mwenezi

Dipcadi longifolium

Photo: Bart Wursten
Old Runde bridge, Mwenezi

Dipcadi longifolium

Photo: Bart Wursten
Old Runde bridge, Mwenezi

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Synonyms: Dipcadi anthericoides Engl. & Gilg
Dipcadi firmifolium Baker
Dipcadi sansibaricum Engl.
Dipcadi venenatum Schinz
Dipcadi zambesiacum Baker
Ornithogalum longifolium (Lindl.) J.C. Manning & Goldblatt
Uropetalum longifolium Lindl.
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Herb 12–80 cm high, completely hairless, growing from a small ovoid bulb ovoid, 1–3 cm wide, occasionally producing bulbils. Leaves 4–11, linear to linear-lanceolate, up to 50 cm long and 9 mm wide. Peduncle terete, often curved above. Inflorescence laxly flowered and subsecund, overtopping the leaves. Pedicels lengthening in fruit, up to 14 mm long. Flowers green, brownish, yellowish or whitish-green; outer and inner segments equal, linear, c.13 mm long, outer ones recurved from below middle, inner ones broader, slightly spreading. Anthers c.5 mm long; style about as long as ovary. Capsule 3-angled, 5–13 mm long.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: longifolium: with long leaves.
Habitat: In seasonally waterlogged places and sometimes as weed of wetland agricultural areas, also on sodic soils.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1800 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Widespread in tropical Africa and South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species:
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Images last updated: Tuesday 10 November 2015
Literature:

Bandeira, S., Bolnick, D. & Barbosa, F. (2007). Wild Flowers of Southern Mozambique Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, Maputo, Mozambique Page 61. (Includes a picture).

Da Silva, M.C., Izidine, S. & Amude, A.B. (2004). A preliminary checklist of the vascular plants of Mozambique. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 30 Sabonet, Pretoria Page 126.

Heath, A. & Heath, R. (2009). Field Guide to the Plants of Northern Botswana including the Okavango Delta Kew Publishing Page 97. (Includes a picture).

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.

Moriarty, A. (1975). Wild Flowers of Malawi Purnell & sons Cape Town. Page 29. As Dipcadi sp (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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Flora of Botswana: Dipcadi longifolium
Flora of Caprivi: Dipcadi longifolium
Flora of Malawi: Dipcadi longifolium
Flora of Mozambique: Dipcadi longifolium
Flora of Zambia: Dipcadi longifolium

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Dipcadi longifolium
African Plant Database: Dipcadi longifolium
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Dipcadi longifolium
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Dipcadi longifolium
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Dipcadi longifolium
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Dipcadi longifolium
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Dipcadi longifolium
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Dipcadi longifolium
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Dipcadi longifolium
JSTOR Plant Science: Dipcadi longifolium
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Dipcadi longifolium
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Dipcadi longifolium
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Dipcadi longifolium
Plants of the World Online: Dipcadi longifolium
The Plant List (version 1.1): Dipcadi longifolium
Tropicos: Dipcadi longifolium
Wikipedia: Dipcadi longifolium


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Dipcadi longifolium.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=114340, retrieved 18 September 2019

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