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5. Fritillaria karelinii (Fisch. ex D. Don) Baker in J. Linn. Soc. 14: 268. 1874. Boiss. l. c. 188, pro parte; Turrill & Sealy l. c. 185. t. 3837; Xinqi & Mordak l. c. 132. (Fig. 5).

S.I. Ali

Fritillaria karelinii

Credit: Stella Ross Craig

  • Rhinopetalum karelinii Fisch. ex D. Don

    Bulb diameter c. 1 cm. Bulbils and stolons unknown. Stem 10-35 cm, papillose. Leaves 5-8, lower two, subopposite, 4-6 x 0.8-1.5 cm, lanceolate, other leaves linear, 2.5-3 cm x 1-5 mm, acute. Bracts 2 at the base of pedicel, linear. Flowers slightly zygomorphic. Pedicel 7-12 mm. Tepals 1-1.5 cm x 3-5 mm rose violet, spotted or tessellated with dark colour, oblong-ovate. Nectary on outer tepal much larger than others and spuned abaxially. Stamens slightly shorter than tepals, filaments usually papillose proximally; anthers subglobose or broadly ovate, c. 1.2 mm in diameter. Style scarcely lobed. Capsule wingless

    Fl. Per.: April to May

    Type: Sweet, Brit. Fl. Gard. Ser. 2. t. 283. 1835 (Turrill & Sealy l. c.).

    Distribution: China (N.W. Xingiang), Afghanistan, Kazakstan, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Iran.

    I have not seen seen any specimen from Pakistan. However, it has been reported from Pakitan by Xinqi & Mordak (l.c.).


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