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15. Gagea neopopovii Goloskokov, Bot. Mater. Gerb. Bot. Inst. Bot. Acad. Nauk Kazakhsk. S.S.R. 9: 8. 1975.

新疆顶冰花 xin jiang ding bing hua

Description from Flora of China

Gagea vaginata Popov ex Goloskokov, Bot. Mater. Gerb. Bot. Inst. Komarova Akad. Nauk SSSR 17: 87. 1955, not Pascher (1906); G. subalpina L. Z. Shue.

Plants 8--12 cm tall. Bulb narrowly ovoid, 5--7 mm in diam.; tunic membranous, brownish, distally with a collar of persistent leaf bases; bulbels absent. Leaves basal and cauline; basal leaf 1, narrowly linear, 10--12 cm × 1--2 mm, distally slightly falcate; cauline leaves 3 or 4, margin ciliate. Inflorescence 1(or 2)-flowered. Pedicel glabrous. Tepals yellow adaxially, dark purple-red abaxially, narrowly oblong or linear, 1.4--1.8 cm × 3--5 mm. Stamens 0.9--1.2 cm. Style ca. 2 × as long as ovary; stigma slightly 3-lobed. Seeds flat. Fl. Apr.

Alpine steppes, meadows. Xinjiang (Tian Shan) [Kazakhstan].


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