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33. Gagea spumosa Levichev in Pak. J. Bot. 38(1): 51. 2006. (Fig. 24, A-F).

S. I. Ali and I.G. Levichev

Gagea spumosa

Credit: I.G. Levichev

Plants slender up to 18 cm in height, bending, growing in patches with hair-l ike leaves in juvenile plants. Bulb 3-4 mm in diameter, obliquely-ovate, tunic thin coriaceous, grey-brown, continued in very short (2-5 mm) neck. Vegetative bulbils in dense group, blackish, basal narrowly cochleariform, external surface tuberculate, fine-meshed (foam-figurative), sister bulbils hypobasal, lobuleform or semilunar, often finely-tuberculate. Peduncle 7-12 cm in height, c. 0.6-0.8 mm in diameter. Basal leaves two, longer than the inflorescence, bending, hair-l ike, c. 0.3 mm in diameter. Peduncle leaves alternate, lower narrowly lanceolate-linear c. 3 mm broad, gradually pointed, almost equal to the inflorescence. Inflorescence paniculate, lax, 2-4(6)-flowered, on thin, bending pedicels. Tepals narrowly-lanceolate, tip rounded, 7-9 mm long, 1-2 mm broad, yellow inside, pale-green outside, inner tepals a little longer. Anthers yellow, dehiscence roundish, 0.5 mm in diameter. Ovary elongated, narrowed to the base. Capsule obovate, on thin stipe, half shorter than the tepals.

Fl. Per.: May- July

Holotype: [Pamir] Tadzhikstan, GBАR, jugum Ruschanicum, angustiae Tang, in declivibus argillosis, 2700 m, 8.6.1984, D. Navruzshoev 1401 (LE!).

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


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