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Published In: The Vegetable Kingdom 205. 1846[1846]. (Veg. Kingd.) 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
General/Distribution: A genus of 3 species, distributed in Himalayas, China to Japan; represented in Pakistan by 1 species.


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Perennial herb. Bulb with fibrous tunic. Principal bulb dies after fruiting, but plant remains perennial by producing many small bulbils. Stem not rooting above bulb. Cauline leaves, alternate, long-petiolate, cordate, reticulately veined, convolute in bud, marcescent. Flowers 3-20 in a raceme, funnel shaped, greenish to creamy white. Tepals 6. Stamens 6, anthers dorsifixed, versatile. Style with 3 stigmatic crests, elongates after anthesis. Capsule loculicidal, lobes with prominent, inward-pointing marginal teeth. Seeds many, winged.
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