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5. Gagea divaricata Regel, Mélanges Biol. Bull. Phys.-Math. Acad. Imp. Sci. Saint-Pétersbourg. 6: 510. 1880.

叉梗顶冰花 cha geng ding bing hua

Plants ca. 5 cm tall. Bulb ovoid, 6--9 mm in diam.; tunic pale brown or yellowish brown, scarious, breaking up into fibers; bulbels absent. Leaves basal only, 1, filiform or very narrowly linear, 5--8 cm × ca. 1 mm, glabrous. Inflorescence (1 or)2--5-flowered. Floral leaf linear-lanceolate, longer than inflorescence, 1--1.5 mm wide, base sheathed, pilose, margin ciliate. Tepals yellow, with green band along midvein abaxially, linear or broadly lanceolate, 8--10 × 1.5--2 mm, apex mucronate. Pedicel glabrous, 18--28 mm, recurved in young fruit, erect at maturity. Stamens 4--5 mm. Style slightly longer than ovary; stigma capitate, scarcely lobed. Seeds flat. Fl. Apr.

Deserts, sandy places; near sea level to 1000 m. W Xinjiang [Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan].


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