Dipcadi ursulae Blatt., J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 32: 735 1928. (Syn: Ornithogalum ursulae (Blatt.) J.C.Manning & Goldblatt);
Western India as per WCSP;
As per efi thread:
On Checking the Key from BSI the following plant may be Dipcadi ursulae and not Dipcadi montanum as the bracts are longer than pedicel;


Kas week : Dipcadi for ID. SMP 07/10/2012: Dipcadi ursulae?

… Book about Flowers of Kas has only One Dipcadi sp. illustrated which is Dipcadi ursulae. This prompted me to recheck my photographs of so called Dipcadi montanum. On Checking the Key from BSI the following plant may be Dipcadi ursulae and not Dipcadi montanum as the bracts are longer than pedicel. Please opine.

Yes, … You are right in your reasoning.

KAS Week DS_071012_02 Dipcadi montanum: Seen this plant in Kas, 22nd sep 2012.
Greenish white flowers of interesing petal arrangement – three petals in two whorls each.
Please confirm the id.

With bracts longer than pedicels you may please correct this to D. ursulae.

KAS Week:: (Dipcadi ursulae 09/10/2012-NJ): Dipcadi ursulae


Kaas week :Dipkadi ursulae:  Dipkadi ursulae

I think Dipcadi ursulae

Images by Prashant (ID validation by Satish Phadke)



Kas Week::PKA36: – Dipcadi ursulae??:
Is this Dipcadi ursulae ??

Flower hopefully 1-1.5 cm; Perianth segments unequal. Pedicels stout (Not filiform); Filaments not adnate wholly to perianth tube. Bracts much longer than pedicels. Bracts long acuminate scarious (Not coriaceous)
Dipcadi ursulae.
Very good character photography! Excellent.
I like to use this term here as
Character photography

efloraofindia will benefit the most if more and more members understand the value of character photography (as you have termed it). It would be much more easier for those trying to identify. Perhaps we have to abandon the concept of “flower alone is enough”.

Well said … and … ‘Character photography’ is the way to go…

Satara, Oct 2014 :: Requesting ID validation – Dipcadi :: ARKOCT-17 : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (7).
Requesting to please validate ID – Dipcadi ursulae – captured near Satara, Maharashtra in October 2014.
I have arrived at the names of many of the plants captured at Satara based on the pics already present in the efi database and hence request validation.

Yes it is Dipcadi ursulae Blatt.


on Kas plateauSept.08; Kaas Pathar, Dist. Satara, Maharashtra; Kas plateau satara- Sept’10?; Dipkadi montanum – indiantreepix | Google Groups Kaas is Beautiful – 7 – efloraofindia | Google Groups plant for Id – efloraofindia | Google Groups


Kas Week :: DV :: 19 OCT 07 – 1228 :: Dipcadi montanum: Kas plateauabout 4000 ft asl
… one of the 39 World Heritage sites in the Western Ghats of India
… on various dates: 19 OCT 07, 28 SEP 08 and 25 AUG 10
Dipcadi montanum (Dalzell) Baker … (family: Asparagaceae)

DIP-kad-ee — a Turkish name for the musk hyacinthDave’s Botanary
MON-tah-nuh or mon-TAY-nuh — of the mountainsDave’s Botanary
commonly known as: dipcadi • Marathi: दीपकाडी deepkadi
Native to: w Himalaya to India, Sri Lanka
References: Flowers of IndiaFlowers of Sahyadri by …

I think it should be Dipcadi ursulae as the bract appears longer than the pedicel as well as per images herein.

Images by Ashwini Kelkar (1,2,3- ID by Dinesh Valke & Satish Phadke)


Kas week: dipcadi 22092011:
Dipcadi from Kas
Dipcadi montanum???

Dipcadi montanum to me.

Thanks … for posting these crisp pictures. Especially you have photographed nicely to depict the characters clearly.
There are a number of species in Dipcadi. I suppose your flower size is about a cm or so. The bracts are smaller than the pedicels and the filaments are adnate wholly to the perianth tube which makes me believe that it is indeed Dipcadi montanum.
Family : Asparagaceae. Earlier: Liliaceae

Can not say for sure as bracts are dried. But all the postings from Kas are of Dipcadi ursulae, where the bract appears longer than the pedicel.
Also fruit appear to be different from images of Dipcadi montanum (Dalzell) Baker


For Id – 270112 – NS1 – from Kaas:
Flower was photographed at Kaas plateau on 18 th Sep 2010.
Plz Id.

Dipcadi montanum
As per The plant list….Now in Family Asparagaceae.

I think it should be Dipcadi ursulae as the bract appears longer than the pedicel as well as per images herein.

Dipcadi ursulae probably : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (4)
Dipcadi ursulae probably
would appreciate a confirmation
photographed at Kaas plateau
third week of october 2016

Beautiful images.

Yes, matches with images & keys at Dipcadi ursulae

I saw this plant, one of the Dipcadis on a hillock near Horsely hills in Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh on 18th June 2017. Location is about 1300 M, dominated by grass, sandy and black soil.
Could you please help me identify this?

Please compare with the species available in efi.

Dipcadi montanum?

I think closer to Dipcadi ursulae Blatt. as per comparative images at  species available in efi.

D montanum
In ursulae the bracts are much longer than pedicels.

Thanks, …,
Bracts are not clearly visible in the first image, but are clear in the 2nd image.
From 2nd image these are certainly longer than the pedicel.
In view, these should be Dipcadi ursulae Blatt. 


Flower for id -ID29092021SH3 Habenaria sp.: 1 image.

Flower for Id pl. Which Habenaria ?
Location – Kaas Plateau,Maharashtra.

Date – September 2021

Any other clear image of flower, leaves and habitat?

Sorry, it’s not an Orchidaceae member,

Asparagaceae only,
Mostly Dipcadi, follow to … for conformation,

Thank you … for the clue. Looks Dipcadi ursulae Blatt.

But difficult to decide since image is not clear !

By mistake I have uploaded wrong image for id. Extremely sorry for that. I will upload correct photo in a fresh post.

I also think Dipcadi ursulae Blatt. as the bracts are longer than the pedicel.