1. Family: Asparagaceae Juss.
    1. Dipcadi Medik.

      1. This genus is accepted, and its native range is S. Europe to Indian Subcontinent, Africa.

    [FTEA]

    Hyacinthaceae, Brita Stedje, Ph.D.. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1996

    Habit
    Bulb often extended into a neck
    Leaves
    Leaves 1 or many, base free or clasping the scape; blade smooth, rarely pubescent, filiform to lanceolate, margin smooth, rarely undulate, ciliate or with minute teeth
    Scape
    Scapes 1-3, smooth, rarely pubescent
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a raceme; pedicels smooth, rarely pubescent, erect in bud and fruit, recurved in flower; bracts linear, lanceolate to ovate, ± acuminate
    Flowers
    Flowers yellow-green, green, green-brown or brown
    Perianth
    Perianth-segments fused 1/4- 1/2 of their length, forming a tube; outer segments spreading outwards from near the middle, apex cucullate with glands, sometimes extended into a short to long caudate appendage; inner segments without caudate appendages, erect with only the upper part recurved, usually connivent, forming a tube inside the outer segments
    Filaments
    Filaments flattened, inserted at the top of the tube
    Pistil
    Ovary sessile or with a short carpophore; many ovules per locule; style as long as the ovary
    Fruits
    Capsule sessile or shortly stalked
    Seeds
    Seeds black, flattened, subcircular.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Baleares, Benin, Botswana, Burkina, Burundi, Cameroon, Canary Is., Cape Provinces, Central African Repu, Chad, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, France, Free State, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Gulf States, India, Iran, Iraq, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Kuwait, KwaZulu-Natal, Lesotho, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Mozambique, Mozambique Channel I, Namibia, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, Northern Provinces, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Portugal, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Sinai, Socotra, Somalia, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Tadzhikistan, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Uzbekistan, West Himalaya, Western Sahara, Yemen, Yugoslavia, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

    Extinct in:

    Italy

    Dipcadi Medik. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Milne-Redhead, E., Ghana 38340.000
    Cruse, A.W. [429], Zambia 2431.000
    Rayner, R.W. [279], Kenya 15167.000
    Keay, R.W.J. [25736], Nigeria 15169.000
    Barnes, E. [1801], India 5459.000
    Collenette, I.S. [8306], Oman 49950.000
    Richards [3570], Zambia 4453.000
    Collenette, J.S. [9185], Saudi Arabia 58001.000

    First published in Hist. & Commentat. Acad. Elect. Sci. Theod.-Palat. 6: 431 (1790)

    Accepted by

    • Manning, J.C., Forest, F., Devey, D.S., Fay, M.F. & Goldblatt, P. (2009). A molecular phylogeny and a revised classification of Ornithogaloideae (Hyacinthaceae) based on an analysis of four placid DNA regions Taxon 58: 77-107.
    • Govaerts, R. (2000). World Checklist of Seed Plants Database in ACCESS D: 1-30141.

    Literature

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    • F.T.A. 7: 516.
    • in Act. Palat., Mannheim 6: 431 (1787)
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Hepper in F.W.T.A., ed. 2, 3: 104 (1968)
    • Oberm. in Bothalia 8: 118 (1964)
    • Baker in F.T.A. 7: 516 (1898)
    • in Hist. & Comm. Acad. Theod. Palat. 6: 431 (1790)

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
    'The Herbarium Catalogue, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet http://www.kew.org/herbcat [accessed on Day Month Year]'. Please enter the date on which you consulted the system.

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2018. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2018. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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    Plants and People Africa
    Common Names from Plants and People Africa http://www.plantsandpeopleafrica.com/
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