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) 

Dipcadi montanum (Dalz.) Baker var. madrasicum (Barnes & Fischer) Deb & DasguptaHerbDry Evergreen to Moist Deciduous ForestsFlora of Tamil Nadu, VOL. III, 1989Coimbatore,  Dindigul,  Kancheepuram, Tirunelveli

Botanical nameSynonymsFamilyCommon 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-
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.

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.