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Pakistan | Family List | Amaryllidaceae

Ixiolirion , App. Bot. Reg. 37. 1821. Hook. f., Fl. Brit. Ind. 6:277.1892; Gorshkova in Komarov, Fl. URSS. 4:389-490.1935; H.P. Traub, The Ixiolirion Tribe, Herbartia 9:53-59.942; P. Wendelbo in Rech. f., Fl. Iran. 67:2.1970.


National Herbarium, Pakistan Agricultural Research Council, Islamabad.

Bulb globose. Stem up to 50 cm tall. Leaves linear. Inflorescence of a few paniculate or umbellate clusters. Flowers bracteate, hermaphrodite. Perianth free or slightly united at the base, funnel-shaped. Capsule oblong to clavate, dehiscence loculicidal, many-seeded.

A genus of 3 species, 2 of which are found in Pakistan.

1 Plants up to 1 m tall. Tepals 2-4 cm, blue-violet. Filaments free to the base   Ixiolirion tataricum
+ Plants up to 30 cm tall. Tepals c. 15 cm long, light-purple. Lower part of the filaments adnate to the perianth segments   Ixiolirion karateginum

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