Maharashtra Dipcadi
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Maharashtra Dipcadi
ative Photo: Rahul Prabhu Khanolkar
Common name: Maharashtra Dipcadi
Botanical name: Dipcadi ursulae    Family: Asparagaceae (Asparagus family)
Synonyms: Ornithogalum ursulae, Dipcadi ursulae var. ursulae

Maharashtra Dipcadi is a plant with a basal rosette of linear leaves. Leaves are 4-5, leathery, 15-30 cm long, up to 7 mm broad, linear, pleated, grass-green. It is seen most spectacularly on the Kaas plateau. Flowers are borne on a 15-30 cm tall, leafless flowering-stem. Flowers are 1-1.5 cm. Tepals are unequal. Flower stalks are stout. Filaments are not adnate wholly to flower tube. Bracts are much longer than flower-stalks. Bracts are long pointed, scarious( Not coriaceous). Maharashtra Dipcadi is endemic to Maharashtra.

Identification credit: Satish Phadke Photographed at Kaas plateau, Maharashtra.

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