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Published In: Flora Orientalis 5: 190. 1882. (Fl. Orient.) 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 5 species distributed in W. Asia, Himalayas to Western China; represented in Pakistan by only one species.


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Perennial herb. Bulb narrowly ovoid or cylindric, with scarious dark brown tunic; many bulbils present outside the tunic. Stem erect, glabrous or subglabrous. Leaves basal and cauline, alternate, sessile, linear to linear- lanceolate. Inflorescence a terminal raceme, few to many flowered. Bracts linear. Flowers funnel-shaped to campanulate. Tepals blue, purple or red. Stamens inserted at the base of tepals, anthers dorsifixed, versatile. Ovules many per locule. Style columnar, long, stigma 3-lobed. Fruit a loculicidal capsule. Seeds narrowly winged all round.
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