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:

Dasgupta, S. and Deb, D. B. (1988). Dipcadi concanense (Dalz.) Baker, Dipcadi maharashtrensis Deb & Dasgupta, Dipcadi minor Hook. f., Dipcadi reidii Deb & Dasgupta, Dipcadi saxorum Blatter (Liliaceae). In: Nayar, M.P. & A.R.K. Sastry (Eds.), Red Data Book of Indian Plants. Vol. 1. BSI, Howrah. pp. 175-181.

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. [Abstract] [Supplementary Dataset 1]

Nayar, M.P. & Sastry, A.R.K. (eds.) (1987). Red data book of Indian plants: 1-367. Calcutta.

Rao, C. K., Geetha, B. L. and Suresh, G. (2003). Red list of threatened vascular plant species in India compiled from the 1997 IUCN red list of threatened plants, ENVIS BSI Howrah, India, pp. 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.


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