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Family: HYACINTHACEAE 

 Dipcadi brevifolium
 

Photo by Loraine van den Berg.

  
Author:  Henri Georges Fourcade 1932
Family:  Hyacinthaceae
Habitat:  South Africa, Namibia, Madagascar, Mozambique Channel Is.
Soil:  Grit
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  4 Centimetres
Height:  6 (20) Centimetres
Flower:  Greenish White - Light Brown
Reproduction:  Seeds/Bulbs
Pop names:  Brown Bells, Curly-Curly, Slangui
Synonyms:  Hyacinthus brevifolius, Carl Peter Thunberg, 1794. Scilla brevifolia Ker Gawl. 1812. Periboea brevifolia, Kunth 1843. Baeoterpe brevifolia, Salisb.1866.
Dipcadi hyacinthoides, Baker. Dipcadi spirale, Baker. Lachenalia graminifolia Sol. ex Baker. Ornithogalum hyacinthoides, J.C.Manning & Goldblatt. Polemannia hyacinthoides, P.J.Bergius ex Schltdl. Uropetalon hyacinthoides, Spreng. 

The flowers by Nicky van Berkel.

 

   This member of the Hyacinthaceae family was given this name by Henri Georges Fourcade in 1932. It is found in South Africa, Namibia, Madagascar and the Mozambique Channel Islands, growing in grit or other well drained soil with some water and lots of sun. The bulb can grow to four centimetres in diameter, the entire plant to six centimetres in height. The flowers are from greenish white to brown.

The species name; brevifolium is Latin for short or small leaves.