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

Mozambique: 3 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
brevifolium (Thunb.) Fourc.Image
longifolium (Lindl.) BakerN,Z,T,GI,MDescription, Image
viride (L.) MoenchMS,GI,MDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Dipcadi:

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Flora of Botswana: Dipcadi
Flora of Caprivi: Dipcadi
Flora of Malawi: Dipcadi
Flora of Zambia: Dipcadi
Flora of Zimbabwe: 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 2007-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Mozambique: Genus page: Dipcadi.
http://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=349, retrieved 28 April 2017

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