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Genus: Dipcadi

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Monocotyledons > Order: Asparagales > Family: Asparagaceae

About 30 species, native to Africa, Madagascar, Socotra, Mediterranean region and India, with 14 species native to southern Africa. Previously placed in the family Hyacinthaceae, which has been sunk under the Asparagaceae.

Species native to southern Africa

List from Plants of Southern Africa - an Online Checklist (SANBI) and Flora of Zimbabwe.

Dipcadi bakerianum

Distribution in southern Africa: South Africa (Free State, Northern Cape, Northwest Province), Botswana, Namibia.

 

Dipcadi brevifolium

Distribution in southern Africa: South Africa (Eastern Cape, Northern Cape), Namibia.

Dipcadi ciliare

Distribution in southern Africa: South Africa (Eastern Cape, Free State, Gauteng, Northwest Province, Western Cape)

Dipcadi crispum

Distribution in southern Africa: South Africa (Northern Cape, Western Cape), Namibia.

Dipcadi glaucum

Distribution in southern Africa: South Africa (Free State, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, Northern Cape, Northwest Province), Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe.

Dipcadi gracillimum

Distribution in southern Africa: South Africa (Free State, Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Mpumalanga, Northern Cape), Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, Swaziland, Zimbabwe.

 

Dipcadi hyacinthoides

Distribution in southern Africa: ?

 

Dipcadi longifolium

Distribution in southern Africa: South Africa (Northern Cape), Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe.

 

Dipcadi marlothii

Distribution in southern Africa: South Africa (Free State, Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, Northern Cape), Botswana, Namibia, Swaziland, Zimbabwe.

Dipcadi papillatum

Distribution in southern Africa: South Africa (Free State, Gauteng, Limpopo, Northern Cape), Namibia, Zimbabwe.

 

Dipcadi platyphyllum

Distribution in southern Africa: South Africa (Limpopo, Northern Cape), Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe.

Dipcadi rigidifolium

Distribution in southern Africa: South Africa (Gauteng, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, Northern Cape, Northwest Province), Botswana, Zimbabwe.

 

Dipcadi vaginatum

Distribution in southern Africa: South Africa (Northern Cape, Northwest Province), Botswana, Namibia.

 

Dipcadi viride

Distribution in southern Africa: South Africa (Eastern Cape, Free State, Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, Northern Cape, Northwest Province), Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, Swaziland, Zimbabwe.

Publications

  • Obermeyer, A.A. 1963. The South African species of Dipcadi. Bothalia 8: 117-137.

 


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