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Pakistan | Family List | Hemerocallidaceae

Hemerocallis L., Sp. Pl. 324. 1753. Gen. Pl. ed. 5. 151. 1754; Baker in J. Linn. Soc. 11: 357. 1870; Hook.f., Fl. Brit. Ind. 6: 326. 1892; Kit Tan in P.H.Davis, Fl. Turk. 8: 329. 1984; Clifford, R.J.F. Hend. & Conran in Kubitzki, Fam. Gen. Vasc. Pl. 3: 250. 1998; Xinqi & Noguchi in Wu Zhengyi & P.H.Raven, Fl. China 24: 161. 2000.

S.I. Ali

Department of Botany, University of Karachi, Karachi

Hemerocallis fulva

Credit: Abrar Ali

Perennial herbs with short rhizomes. Roots fleshy or elongated with swollen parts. Leaves basal, distichous, sessile, linear. Inflorescence a cymose panicle, 1-6(-10)-flowered, scape up to 1.5 m tall. Flowers slightly zygomorphic, hypogynous. Tepals 6, petaloid, funnel shaped, basally connate into a tube. Stamens 6, epiphyllous at the tip of the tube, anthers dorsifixed. Ovary trilocular, style erect, stigma capitate. Fruit a capsule (rarely formed).

A genus with c. 15 species; distributed in Japan, China to Central Europe; represented in Pakistan by only one species which is cultivated and grows wild in some areas.

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