Plants photographed on Kyffhäuser
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Dipcadi bakerianum Bolus

Dipcadi bakerianum

Seed pods

Family: Hyacinthaceae
Full name: Dipcadi bakerianum Bolus
Location: Kyffhäuser (2416AD + 2416CB)
ID status: Fairly certain
Afrikaans common name(s): Klein malkopui, Dronkui
English common name(s): Namib wild onion
Synonym(s): Dipcadi hyacinthoides (Spreng.) Baker
Status: Native
Description: Bulb globose, 1 in. diam.; leaves 4–6, lanceolate, acute, thin, glabrous, 6–9 in. long, about an inch broad low down; peduncle 2–3 in. long; raceme very lax, 4–6 in. long; pedicels very short, ascending, lower 0.125– 0.167 in. long; bracts ovate-lanceolate, cuspidate, much longer than the pedicels; perianth green, 0.75 in. long; outer segments ligulate-convolute, as long as the tube; inner oblong, connivent, 0.0833– 0.125 in. shorter; stamens inserted at the throat of the tube; filaments a little shorter than the anthers; capsule sessile, 0.625– 0.75 in. long and broad; seeds 15–20 in a cell. (from JSTOR Global Plants website / Flora Capensis)
Link(s) African Plant Database
JSTOR Plant Science
Kew Herbarium Catalogue
BGBM Berlin-Dahlem - Virtual Herbarium
Züricher Herbarien
iNaturalist (Namibia / Alex Dreyer)
iNaturalist (Namibia)
iNaturalist (southern Africa)
Flora of Zimbabwe
Fleurs de notre Terre - Galerie Namibie
Tree Atlas of Namibia
Photographer: AA Dreyer
Date of photograph: 03 May 2008
Camera make: Canon
Camera model: PowerShot A700
Lens aperture: f/3.2
Shutter speed: 1/60 s
ISO speed: -
Content last updated: 18 Apr 2024

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