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7. Gagea utriculosa Levichev in Pak. J. Bot. 38(1): 52. 2006. (Fig. 9, A-B).

S. I. Ali and I.G. Levichev

Gagea utriculosa

Credit: I.G. Levichev

Plants solitary, 7-10 cm in height (a basal leaf up to 17 cm). Bulb 8-10 mm in diameter, elongate, tunic brownish-grey, thin-coriaceous, continued into a neck (1-2 cm long), without sclarified roots. In immature and in the early generative stages bulbils hang down from the axils of 1-2 lower leaves on the peduncle. Basal leaf single, linear, almost twice the length of the inflorescence, 2-3 mm broad, grooved in T.S. Peduncle 1-2 cm long, leaves alternate. Lower leaf of the peduncle almost as long as the inflorescence, c. 3 mm broad, narrowly lanceolate, gradually elongating, upper smaller. Inflorescence narrowly extended, 3-5-flowered, pedicels 3-4 cm long. Tepals linear-lanceolate, 10-17 mm long, 1.4-2.2 mm broad, increasing after flowering, tip rotund, internal tepals shorter than the external. Anthers yellow, dehiscence oblong, 1.5 mm long,. Capsule sessile almost reaches the level of perianth, widely-elliptical, 15-17 x 8.5-12 mm. Seeds thin, flat.

Fl. Per.: March

Holotype: Punjab, Mt. Sikisa, 3/1878, Doc. Aitchison (LE!).

Distribution: Pakistan. Presently known only from Punjab.


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