Goa Dipcadi
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Goa Dipcadi
ative Photo: Prashant Awale
Common name: Goa Dipcadi
Botanical name: Dipcadi goaense    Family: Asparagaceae (Asparagus family)

Goa Dipcadi is a newly discovered (2009) species of Dipcadi. It is a bulbous, scape-bearing herb, 15-40 cm tall. Bulbs are spherical, 1-1.9 cm in diameter, profusely rooting from the base. Leaves are borne in a rosette, 4-7 per bulb, linear, 5-25 cm long, 3-4 mm wide, deeply channelled, green, slightly broader and white at base, entire along the margins, narrowed at tip. Flowering stem is 1.5-4 cm long, round, with a flower raceme 4-10 cm long, 2-8 flowered. Floral bracts are broadly ovate, 5-8 mm long, long-pointed. Flowers are stalked, shining white, 1.3-1.8 cm long, 1.4-1.9 cm in diameter when fully open. Flower-stalks are 5-10 mm long, 8-15 mm in fruit.

Identification credit: Shrikant Ingalhalikar
Photographed in Rivona, Goa.
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