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5. Lloydia Salisb. ex Rchb., Fl. Germ. Excurs. 102. 1830. (conserved name); Boiss., Fl. Or. 5:201. 1882; Hook.f., Fl. Brit. Ind. 6: 354. 1892; S. Dastgupta & Deb in Ind. J. For 9(2): 104. 1986; Rech.f., Fl. Iran. 165:57. 1990; Noltie, Fl. Bhutan 3(1): 108. 1994; Tamura in Kubitzki, Fam. Gen. Vasc. Pl. 3:351. 1998; Xinqi & Turland in Wu Zhengyi & P. H. Raven, Fl. China 24: 121. 2000.

S.I. Ali

Department of Botany, University of Karachi, Karachi-75270, Pakistan

Lloydia serotina

Credit: Abrar Ali

Small herbs, 10-25(-30) cm long. Tunica of bulb tubular, elongated upward. Foliage leaves alternate, linear. Stem as long as radical leaves, leafy above with 4-5 spirally arranged cauline leaves, linear or linear-lanceolate. Inflorescence umbelliform, often flower solitary. Flowers bracteate, bract learf-l ike, pedicellate, campanulate or infundibular. Tepals 6, in 2 whorls, persistent. Nectary indistinct. Filaments sometimes hairy, anthers pseudobasifixed. Style distinct, stigma capitate or trilobate. Capsule subglobose, pericarp papery. Seeds flattened, thickened at the margin.

A genus with c. 20 species, distributed in temperate regions of Northern Hemisphere; represented in Pakistan by 3 species.

1 Filaments hairy; tepals hairy at the base   1 Lloydia longiscapa
+ Filaments and tepals glabrous   (2)
2 (1) Style as long as or slightly longer than ovary, stigma obsucrely 3-lobed, tepals less than 1.8 cm, tip rounded   2 Lloydia serotina
+ Style more than double the length of ovary, stigma trifid, tepals more than 1.8 cm, apiculate   3 Lloydia yunnanensis

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