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9. Gagea dschungarica Regel in Acta Horti Petrop. 6(2): 513. 1880. Grossgeim in Kom. Fl. USSR 4: 75. 1968 (English transl.); Vved., Opred. Rast. Sredn. Asii, 2: 30. 1971; Wendelbo in Rech. f., Fl. Iran. 165. 20. t. 2. 1990. (Fig. 10).

S. I. Ali and I.G. Levichev

Gagea dschungarica

Credit: I.G. Levichev

  • Gagea kunawurensis* auct. non (Royle) Greuter: S. Dasgupta & Deb

    Bulb obliquely-dro p-shaped, 8-15 mm in diameter, covered by brown, coriaceous, longitudinally cleaving up tunics, in juvenile specimens with sclerified roots, in generative period without sclerified roots. Vegetative bulbils brown, finely cellular, flattened from sides (lobule-form), in dense group at the base of the bulb, from below and from sides surrounded by large (2-3 times, usually of semi-dro p-shaped) basal bulbil which accretes with the base of peduncle. Peduncle strong, triangular with ridges in T.S. Basal leaf generally single, equal to or shorter than the inflorescence, flat, up to 12 mm broad, narrowed, second basal leaf is reduced. Leaves on the peduncle alternate, lanceolate to linear. Inflorescence branched, 3-flowered. Tepals lanceolate, tip rounded, 3-8 mm long, 1-1.5 mm broad, elongating during flowering, yellow inside, greenish outside, inner whorl a little bit longer. Anthers yellow, oblong. Ovary and capsule obovate-oblong, narrowed to the base. Seeds lobule-form, often faceted.

    Fl. Per.: May-July

    Lectotype (designated here): Iter Turkestanicum, Jugantasch 6-7000? 25.5.1878 [A. REGEL] (LE! cum Isolectotypes, WU!).

    Distribution: S. Kazakstan, Uzbekistan, Kirgizia, Tajikistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan; N.W. India.

    S. Dasgupta & Deb (l.c.) under the name "Gagea kunawarensis" in fig. 2b, parts from two different species are represented: from Gagea dschungarica - bulb, basal leaf and lower subinflorescence leaf and from Gagea gageoides - the inflorescence.


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