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1. Cardiocrinum (Endl.) Lindl., Veg. Kingd. 205. 1846. L. H. Bailey & E. Z. Bailey, Hortus Third 221; 1976; Noltie, Fl. Bhutan 3(1) 104. 1994; Tamura in Kubitzki, Fam. Gen. Vasc. Pl. 3: 352. 1998; Songyun & Tamura in Zhengyi & P. R. Raven, Fl. China 24: 134. 2000.


Cardiocrinum giganteum

Credit: Abrar Ali

  • Lilium [unranked] Cardiocrinum Endl.

    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.

    A genus of 3 species, distributed in Himalayas, China to Japan; represented in Pakistan by 1 species.

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