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3. Gagea chitralensis S. Dasgupta & Deb in Candollea. 38(2): 477. f.478. 1983. excluso paratypum; in J. Bomb. Nat. Hist. Soc. 83(1): 96, fig. 4m. 1984; Wendelbo in Rech. f., l. c. 56. t. 41. (Fig. 7, A-D).

S. I. Ali and I.G. Levichev

Gagea chitralensis

Credit: I.G. Levichev

Plants in groups, 2-4 cm high. Bulb obliquely-dro p-shaped, 3-5 mm in diameter, located at the surface of the soil, covered by brown, coriaceous, cleaving up tunics, loosely captured by few thin sclerified roots. Vegetative bulbil single, semi-dro p-shaped. Peduncle 1-3 cm high, circular in T.S. Basal leaves 2, exceeding the inflorescence, filiform, in T.S. grooved-pentahedral, about 0.4 mm broad. Leaves on the peduncle 2-3, alternate, filiform, lower - equal to the inflorescence. Inflorescence 1-2(3)-flowered, pedicels proportional to tepals, a little extended during flowering. Tepals lanceolate, 4-6 mm long., yellow, internal tepals longer. Anthers yellow. Ovary oblong, sessile.

Fl. Per.: March-April

Holotype: S.W. Chitral, Bomboret Gol, moist well drained pasture, 8000 ft 35°41'N. 71°38'E. 18 April. S.A.Bowes Lyon 611 (BM!).

Distribution: S. Uzbekistan, S. Tajikistan, N. Afghanistan, N.W. Pakistan.


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