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15. Gagea rawalpindica Levichev et Ali in Pak. J. Bot. 38(1): 57. 2006. (Fig. 14, A).

S. I. Ali and I.G. Levichev

Gagea rawalpindica

Credit: I.G. Levichev

  • Gagea reticulata* auct. non (Pall.) Schult. et Schult. f.: S. Dasgupta & Deb

    Plants small, 3-6(8) cm in height, solitary or mainly in small groups. Bulb 4-8 mm in diameter, obliquely-dro p-shaped, covered in thin coriaceous light brown fiber-l ike tunic, with rare thin sclerified roots. Generative specimens without bulbils, the semi-dro p-shaped bulbil is formed in juvenile stages, which will turn next year into the daughter plant. Peduncle 0.5-2 cm iong. Basal leaf single, narrowly-linear, up to 1 mm broad, gradually becoming less broad, bending, grass-l ike, twice as long as the inflorescence. Peduncle leaves, verticillate, lower - most as long as the inflorescence, c. 1 mm broad, upper leaves decreasing in size. Inflorescence 3-6-flowered, fasciculate, pedicels unequal, 7-15(25) mm long. Tepals linear-lanceolate, 8-16 mm Iong, 0.8-1.2 mm broad, pale yellow within, white-pale at the border, external tepals longer and broader. Anthers dark-brown, oblong, 1.4 mm long, dehiscence roundish-oblong, 0.8 mm long. Capsule roundish-oblong, almost twice as short as the tepals.

    Fl. Per.: March

    Holotype: Tasala-Haryan rd., Hazara, 1700 ft, fls. pale yellow, 8.3.1985, Y. Nasir & Rubina Akhtar 11184 (RAW!).

    Distribution: Pakistan (Hazara, Rawalpindi).


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