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34. Gagea bowes-lyonii Levichev in Pak. J. Bot. 38(1): 50. 2006. (Fig. 24, G-M).

S. I. Ali and I.G. Levichev

Gagea bowes-lyonii

Credit: I.G. Levichev

Plants single or growing in groups, tiny, thin, bending, 5-8(13) cm in height. Bulb 4-6 mm in diameter, obliquely-dro p-shaped, covered by thin coriaceous, brown tunic, continued in short (0.5 cm) neck, surrounded by few thin sclerified roots. Bulbils in groups, brownish-brown, lobule-form, 0.9-1.4 mm in height, and about 0.7 mm in diameter, very finely-cellular, with a lateral and top attachment, basal bulbil not obvious against a background of others. Peduncle 2-6 cm in height, c. 0.5 mm in diameter. Basal leaf single, hair-l ike, c. 0.3-0.4 mm in diameter, bending, longer than the inflorescence. Peduncle leaves alternate narrowly lanceolate-linear, cuspidate, less than half the length of the inflorescence, 2-2.5 mm broad. Inflorescence paniculate, lax, 2-4(6)-flowered, on thin bending pedicels. Tepals 4.8-6.3 mm long, nearly 1 mm broad, obovate, narrowed to the base, hardly pointed, golden-yellow inside, greenish outside, inner tepals a little bit longer, broader, tip rounded. Anthers yellow, oblong, 0.8 mm long, dehiscence roundish 0.5 mm in diameter. Capsule obovate, narrowed in a long stipe, less than half the length of the perianth.

Fl. Per.: April-July

Holotype: Chitral, Shishi Valley, Madaglash, 8000 ft, between 35o35'N, 71o48'E and 35o45'N, 71oE. North slopes, beneath fir trees, golden yellow inside, pale green outside, in fine black soil, 6.5.1958, S.A. Bowes Lyon 624 (BM!, BM000821452).

Distribution: N. Afghanistan, N. Pakistan and Kashmir.


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