Dipcadi concanense (Dalzell) Baker (Images by Rekha Shahane)


Dipcadi montanum (Dalzell) Baker (As per efi thread: On Checking the Key from BSI plant may be Dipcadi ursulae and not Dipcadi montanum as the bracts are longer than pedicel)

Dipcadi reidii Deb & S.Dasgupta (Images by D.S.Rawat)


Dipcadi saxorum Blatt. (Images by Viplav Gangar)


Dipcadi serotinum (L.) Medik. (W. & S. Medit. to W. Central Italy, Arabian Peninsula, Himalaya to India: Algeria, Baleares, France, Gulf States, India, Italy, Libya, Morocco, Nepal, Oman, Pakistan, Portugal, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Tunisia, West Himalaya, Western Sahara, Yemen as per POWO)

Dipcadi ursulae Blatt.  
(As per efi thread: On Checking the Key from BSI plant may be Dipcadi ursulae and not Dipcadi montanum as the bracts are longer than pedicel)


Critical notes on the occurrence of Dipcadi montanum (Dalz.) Baker (Hyacinthaceae) in South India by Prabhu Kumar K M 1, Binu Thomas2, V Sreeraj2, Indira Balachandran1 and A Rajendran2- Science Research Reporter, 3(2): 120-123, Oct. 2013-
In India the genus is represented by ten species including four varieties. They are
D. concanense (Dalz.) Baker;
D. erythraeum Webb & Berth;
D. goaense A. Prabhugaonkar, U. S. Yadav & Janarth.;
D. maharshtrensis Deb et Dasgupta;
D. minor Hook. f.;
D. montaum (Dalz.) Baker var. montanum;
D. montaum (Dalz.) Baker var. madrasicum (Barnes & Fischer) Deb et Dasgupta;
D. reidii Deb et Dasgupta;
D. saxorum Blatt.;
D. serotinum (L.) Medik.;
D. ursulae Blatt. var. ursulae and
D. ursulae Blatt. var. longiracemosaei Deb et Dasgupta,
of which seven species are present in Maharashtra (Ashish Prabhugaonkar et al., 2009; Lakshminarasimhan, 2006) and only two taxa are present in South India viz. Dipcadi montaum (Dalz.) Baker var. montanum and D. montaum var. madrasicum (Barnes & Fischer) Deb et Dasgupta (Sharma et al., 1984; Deb and Dasgupta, 1978)

Binomial Habit Notes Ref. Distrib.
Dipcadi montanum (Dalz.) Baker var. madrasicum (Barnes & Fischer) Deb & Dasgupta Herb Dry Evergreen
to Moist Deciduous Forests
Flora of Tamil
Nadu, VOL. III, 1989
Coimbatore,  Dindigul,
Kanchee puram, Tirunelveli


Botanical name Synonyms Family Common name
Dipcadi concanense Ornithogalum concanense, Uropetalon concanense Asparagaceae Konkan Dipcadi
Dipcadi goaense Asparagaceae Goa Dipcadi
Dipcadi ursulae Ornithogalum ursulae, Dipcadi ursulae var. ursulae Asparagaceae Ursula’s Dipcadi




1997 IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants edited by Kerry Scott Walter, Harriet J. Gillett
Dipcadi concanense– Ex- S.India
Dipcadi minor HOOK.F.– I- Maharastra
Dipcadi reidii Deb & S.Dasgupta- Ex- W.Himalayas
Dipcadi saxorum– V- Maharastra


An Excursion Flora of Central Tamilnadu, India By K. M. Matthew (1995)- Details-
Dipcadi madrasicum E.Barnes & C.E.C.Fisch. is a synonym of Dipcadi montanum var. madrasicum (E.Barnes & C.E.C.Fisch.) Deb & S.Dasgupta


Biodiversity in India, Volume 2 edited by T. Pullaiah (2003)- p.50-
Dipcadi : 1 post by 1 author.

I have updated eFI (efloraofindia) page on Dipcadi

Attempts have been made to incorporate most of the species available in India & nearby areas with details & keys directly or through links as far as possible.

Species discussed so far in efloraofindia are given at the bottom of the page in the form of links against Subpages. On clicking them one can see all the details.

Any comments/ corrections are welcome.


Pl. go through Dipcadi (Liliaceae) page with images of species (mainly done by D S Rawat ji) in efloraofindia.

If you find any mis-identification, pl. let us know. If anybody can send images of other species of this genera (for incorporation in the website), if any, it will be really nice.
Also, if anybody is interested to take up the activity of inserting images on efloraofindia pages from efloraofindia posts, pl. let us know.


Regrding corrections of Liliaceae page : 3 posts by 2 authors.|
Dipcadi genus belongs to Asparagaceae ; please shift this genus to Asparagaceae; Ref: Catalogue of life or the Plant list; 

Thanks, …, for pointing out.
I have made the corrections.