J.C. Manning & P. Goldblatt, 2003|
Botswana, South Africa, Zimbabwe|
Greenish - Brownish|
Dipcadi rigidifolium,John Gilbert
Baker, 1870. |
Dipcadi rhodesicum, August Henning Weimarck, 1937.
This member of the
was given this name by John C. Manning and Peter Goldblatt in 2003. It is found in
Botswana, Zimbabwe and South Africa, growing in a sandy soil with some water and
lots of sun. The bulb can grow to three or even five centimetres in diameter, the entire plant
to 30 or even 80 centimetres centimetres in height. The flowers are greenish to
genera name from Greek: ornithos; 'bird' and gala; 'milk'.
The species name refers to the stiff leaves.
*)Accordantly to the latest taxonomic system; APG IV 2016, Hyacinthaceae
now part of
This is a winter-grower.