Brown Lily


Name: Brown Lily

Scientific name: Dipcadi erythraeum

Type: Herb

Color: Brown

Habitat: Sandy Areas

Size: 600 cm

Conservation status:



Growth form: Perennial herb. Flowering. Feb–Mar. Status: Native. Common. Also recorded: Bahrain, Kuwait, E Saudi Arabia, UAE.Habitat & distribution: Occasional to frequent in S and C Qatar, in sandy depressions and runnels. Uses: The bulb is reputed to be edible, although Mandaville says it is bitter, whilst Jongbloed et al. state that the capsule is edible. Rizk & El-Ghazaly report that in Bahrain the leaves are used as a laxative and as an ointment for wounds.

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