Dipcadi vaginatum Baker

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Synonyms: Dipcadi baumii Engl. & Gilg.
Ornithogalum vaginatum (Baker) J.C. Manning & Goldblatt
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Status: Native
Perennial herb,up to 35 cm high, growing from an ovoid bulb, c.2.5 cm wide. Leaf solitary, clasping the peduncle at base, linear, expanded above, up to 20 cm long and 3–7 mm wide, hairless. Pedicels up to 2 cm in fruit. Perianth green, 9–15 mm long excluding appendages; outer segments spreading with filiform appendages 8–20 mm long, inner ones lanceolate. Filaments fused to perianth tube; anthers 5 mm long. Capsule obovate, c.15 mm long.
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Worldwide distribution: DRC, Tanzania, Botswana, Namibia, and South Africa.
Botswana distribution: N,SW
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Stedje, B. (1996). Hyacinthaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa Page 2.

van der Walt, R. (2009). Wild Flowers of the Limpopo Valley Retha van der Walt, Musina, South Africa Page 349. (Includes a picture).

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Dipcadi vaginatum
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Dipcadi vaginatum
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Dipcadi vaginatum
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Dipcadi vaginatum
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iNaturalist: Dipcadi vaginatum
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Dipcadi vaginatum
JSTOR Plant Science: Dipcadi vaginatum
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Dipcadi vaginatum
Plants of the World Online: Dipcadi vaginatum
Tropicos: Dipcadi vaginatum
Wikipedia: Dipcadi vaginatum

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Botswana: Species information: Dipcadi vaginatum.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=228510, retrieved 9 December 2023

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