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8. Gagea jaeschkei Pascher in Lotos. 24: 128. 1904. Vved. in Opred. Rast. Sredn. Asii, 2: 36. 1971; Wendelbo et Rech.f. l. c. 46. t. 31; Chen Xinqi et Turland in Zhengyi & P. R. Raven, Fl. China, 24: 119. 2000. (Fig. 9, C-S).

S. I. Ali and I.G. Levichev

Gagea jaeschkei

Credit: I.G. Levichev

  • Gagea gracillima Pampan.
  • Gagea olgae* auct. non Regel: S. Dasgupta & Deb
  • Gagea pamirica Grossh.
  • Gagea pamirica var. spitiensis Balodi et Uniyal

    Plants solitary and in groups, usually uniflorous. Bulb obliquely-dro p-shaped, covered by dark grey, fiber-l ike, tunics continued in 1-3 cm long neck, without sclerified roots. In juvenile plants vegetative bulbils in the form of group at the base of the bulb, in immature plants group of bulbils on the tru ncated peduncle at or above the level of soil in axils of several leaves, in generative plants single bulbils in axils of numerous leaves on the peduncle are present. Basal leaf single, linear, longitudinally furrowed, in T.S. angular, 1-2 mm broad, second basal leaf accretes with peduncle and is separated from it in the form of lower subinflorescence leaf. Leaves on the peduncle alternate, numerous, decreasing, linear, with bulbils at the base of lower leaf or nearly so. Inflorescence 1 very rarely 2-flowered. Tepals widely or narrowly lanceolate, tip rounded, 10-13 mm long, 2-3 mm broad, yellow inside, greenish-purple outside, inner whorl a little shorter. Anthers yellow, oblong. Ovary sessile, oblong.

    Fl. Per.: April-July.

    Lectotype (designated here): India: Himachal Pradesh, [Kyelang] "Kailang. Lahoul." leg. Jäschke (WU!).

    Distribution: S. Kazakstan, Uzbekistan, Kirgizia, Tajikistan, S.W. Xinjiang (Taxkorgan), Afghanistan, Pakistan; N.W. India.


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