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9. Gagea jaeschkei Pascher, Sitzungsber. Deutsch. Naturwiss.-Med. Vereins Böhmen “Lotos” Prag. 52: 128. 1904.

高山顶冰花 gao shan ding bing hua

Gagea pamirica Grossheim.

Plants 3--5 cm tall. Bulb narrowly ovoid, 4--6 mm in diam.; tunic yellow-brown, distally with a collar of persistent leaf bases, partly surrounded by roots; bulbels very inconspicuous or absent. Stem pubescent. Leaves basal and cauline; basal leaf 1, narrowly linear, 5--7 cm × 1.5--2 mm, keeled abaxially; cauline leaves 5 or 6, ± with bulblets in axils. Inflorescence 1-flowered. Pedicel pubescent. Tepals yellow adaxially, dull purple abaxially, ovate-lanceolate or narrowly elliptic, 8--10 × 2--3 mm. Stamens 6--8 mm; filaments basally flat, nearly as long as anthers. Style equaling ovary; stigma slightly 3-lobed. Seeds flat. Fl. Jun.

Alpine steppes, moist places; 4100--4600 m. SW Xinjiang (Taxkorgan Tajik Zizhixian) [Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Pakistan; SW Asia].


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