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Pakistan | Family List | Amaryllidaceae | Hypoxis

Hypoxis aurea Lour., Fl. Cochinch. 200. 1790. Hook. f., l.c.; Collett, Fl. Siml. 516.1902; Cooke, l.c.; R.R. Stewart, Ann. Cat. Vase. Pl. W. Pak. & Kashm. 61.1972.

  • Curculigo graminifolia Nimmo

    Plants 5-30 cm tall. Roots tuberous, subglobose with a few adventitious roots. Leaves up to 12, linear, 5-30 cm long, strongly nerved, sparsely ciliate. Scapes 1-4, filiform, arising from the base of the leaves, 1-2-flowered; scape and the flowers ciliate. Bracts linear. Perianth segments 6, yellow, free, elliptic-lanceolate. Stamens 6, at the base of the perianth, shorter than the perianth segments; anthers sagittate. Style columnar with 3 stigmas. Fruit capsular, oblong; seeds black, finely tuberculate.

    Fl.Per. July-August.

    Type: Described from Cochin China.

    Distribution: Himalayas, South East Asia, China, Japan.

    An uncommon plant in our country; a widely distributed species reaching its westernmost limit in Pakistan.


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