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

Malawi: 3 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
longifolium (Lindl.) BakerN,SDescription, Image
platyphyllum BakerC,SDescription, Image
viride (L.) MoenchN,SDescription, Image

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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Dipcadi
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Tropicos: Dipcadi
Wikipedia: Dipcadi

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Malawi: Genus page: Dipcadi.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=349, retrieved 21 April 2024

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