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3. Gagea filiformis (Ledebour) Karelin & Kirilov, Bull. Soc. Imp. Naturalistes Moscou. 14: 751 [851]. 1841.

林生顶冰花 lin sheng ding bing hua

Ornithogalum filiforme Ledebour, Fl. Altaic. 2: 30. 1830; Gagea minuta Grossheim; G. nigra L. Z. Shue; G. pseudorubescens Pascher; G. sacculifera Regel.

Plants 5--10 cm tall. Bulb ovoid-globose, 4--9 mm in diam.; tunic bright brown or chestnut brown, submembranous; bulbel 1, within tunic, small. Leaves basal only, 1, narrowly linear, 5--13 cm × 2--4(--8) mm. Inflorescence (1--)3--7(or more)-flowered, umbellate or corymbose. Floral leaf linear-lanceolate, equaling or slightly longer than inflorescence, 3--8 mm wide, glabrous or pilose; bracteoles pubescent. Tepals yellowish adaxially, yellow-green abaxially, ca. 8 mm, sometimes slightly saccate at base. Pedicel glabrous or pilose. Stamens 4.5--6 mm; filaments ca. 4 mm. Style slightly longer than ovary; stigma capitate, scarcely lobed. Capsule obovoid, 3-angled, 1/5--2/5 as long as enlarged, persistent tepals. Seeds red-brown, ovoid-globose, ca. 1.5 × 1 mm. Fl. and fr. Apr--May.

Forests, thickets, meadows, grasslands, dry slopes, plains, deserts; near sea level to 2300 m. N and W Xinjiang [Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Pakistan, Russia].


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