Konkan Dipcadi
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Konkan Dipcadi
ative Photo: Prashant Awale
Common name: Konkan Dipcadi
Botanical name: Dipcadi concanense    Family: Asparagaceae (Asparagus family)
Synonyms: Ornithogalum concanense, Uropetalon concanense

Konkan Dipcadi is a small rare herb found in the Konkan region of Western Ghats. Flowers are white, borne in 2-6-flowered racemes. Bracts are triangular long-pointed, shorter than the flower-stalks. Flower-stalks are 0.8-1.2 cm long. Flower-tube is about 3.7 cm long, with the petals much shorter than the tube, nearly equal. Bulb is small, and the leaves are few, 6-9 inches long, fleshy thread-like, round, deeply grooved above. The flowering stem 0.1-1 ft tall, round in cross-section.

Identification credit: Shrikant Ingalhalikar Photographed near Kudal, Maharashtra.

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