Dipcadi reidii Deb & S. Dasgupta, 1978



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Last record: 1886

Rediscovered in July 2013



Malipa, Kali valley, Eastern Kumaon (Uttarakhand), India


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Deb, D. B. and Dasgupta, S. (1978). Revision of the genus Dipcadi Medik. (Liliaceae) in India and adjoining regions. J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 75: 50-70. [Abstract]


Other references:

Humphreys, Aelys M., Govaerts, Rafaël, Ficinski, Sarah Z., Lughadha, Eimear Nic and Vorontsova, Maria S. (2019). Global dataset shows geography and life form predict modern plant extinction and rediscovery. Nature Ecology & Evolution 3: 1043-1047. [Supplementary Dataset 1]

Khoshoo, T. N. (1996). India needs a National Biodiversity Conservation Board. Current Science 71(7): 506-513.

Nayar, M. P. and Sastry, A. R. K. (compilers). (1987, reprinted 2000). Red Data Book of Indian Plants. Volume 1. Calcutta: Botanical Survey of India. xiii + 367 pp, 16 pls, figs. [pp. 178-179]

Rao, C. Kameswara, Geetha, B. L. and Suresh, Geetha. (2003). Red List of Threatened Vascular Plant Species in India: Compiled from the 1997 IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants. ENVIS Centre on Floral Diversity, Botanical Survey of India, Kolkata. xxiv + 144 pp. [automatic download] [p. 114]

Rawat, D. S. and Chandra, Satish. (2014). Presumed extinct Dipcadi reidii (Asparagaceae) recollected after 127 years from Uttarakhand, India. Rheedea 24(1): 1-4.

Rawat, D. S., Chandra, Satish and Chaturvedi, Preeti. (2022). Threatened flora of Uttarakhand: an update. Journal of Threatened Taxa 14(12): 2230922328.


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