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Published In: Flora Germanica Excursoria 102. 1830[1830]. (Fl. Germ. Excurs.) Name publication detailView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 6/2/2011)
Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 6/3/2011)
Contributor Text: S.I. Ali
Contributor Institution: Department of Botany, University of Karachi, Karachi-75270, Pakistan
General/Distribution: A genus with c. 20 species, distributed in temperate regions of Northern Hemisphere; represented in Pakistan by 3 species.


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Small herbs, 10-25(-30) cm long. Tunica of bulb tubular, elongated upward. Foliage leaves alternate, linear. Stem as long as radical leaves, leafy above with 4-5 spirally arranged cauline leaves, linear or linear-lanceolate. Inflorescence umbelliform, often flower solitary. Flowers bracteate, bract learf-l ike, pedicellate, campanulate or infundibular. Tepals 6, in 2 whorls, persistent. Nectary indistinct. Filaments sometimes hairy, anthers pseudobasifixed. Style distinct, stigma capitate or trilobate. Capsule subglobose, pericarp papery. Seeds flattened, thickened at the margin.

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1 Filaments hairy; tepals hairy at the base 1 Lloydia longiscapa
+ Filaments and tepals glabrous (2)
2 (1) Style as long as or slightly longer than ovary, stigma obsucrely 3-lobed, tepals less than 1.8 cm, tip rounded 2 Lloydia serotina
+ Style more than double the length of ovary, stigma trifid, tepals more than 1.8 cm, apiculate 3 Lloydia yunnanensis
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