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Published In: Botanical Magazine 27: , pl. 1063. 1807[1807]. (Bot. Mag.) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView 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: E. NASIR
General/Distribution: A small genus of c. 20 East Asian species; represented in Pakistan by 2 species.


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Plants with short thick rhizomes. Roots fibrous, sometimes elongated and thickened into tubers. Leaves linear to narrowly lanceolate, lower part narrowed into a petiole-like base. Bracts small, scarious. Perianth tube none. Perianth segments free, oblong. Stamens at the base of the perianth segments. Anthers longer than the filaments, basifixed. Ovary half inferior, 3-locular with 2 ovules in each locule. Style longer than the stamens, columnar, trifid. Fruit indehiscent, with seeds bursting through the fruit wall exposing the seeds.

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1 Scape triquetrous, half as long as or as long as the leaves. Racemes few-flowered. Flowers erect. Bracts as long as or shorter than the flowers, margin scabrous 1 Ophiopogon intermedius
+ Scape flattened, winged, as long as or longer than the leaves. Flowers in fascicles, nodding. Bracts larger, hyaline
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