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Pakistan | Family List | Amaryllidaceae | Ixiolirion

Ixiolirion tataricum (Pall.) Herb. in App. Bot. Reg. 37. 1821. P. Wendelbo, l.c.; R.R. Stewart, Ann. Cat. Vasc. Pl. W. Pak. & Kashm. 61.1972.

  • Amaryllis montana Labill.
  • Amaryllis tatarica Pall.
  • Ixiolirion montanum (Labill.) Herb.
  • Ixiolirion pallasii Fisch. & Mey. ex Ledeb.

    Bulbs globose, c. 2 cm in diameter, covered with brownish scales. Plants up to 1 m tall. Leaves c. 5 mm broad. Flowers in 2-6 umbellate clusters, bracteate. Bracts up to 1 cm long with broad membranous margins. Pedicels 1-2 cm long. Tepals free, 2-3 5 cm long, blue-violet, linear to lanceolate, 3-veined, long acuminate. Stamens free, unequal in length, filaments purple, free to the base; anthers slightly sagittate, c. 1 mm long. Style filiform, purple, stigmas 3, purple. Fruit capsular, oblong to clavate; seeds many.

    Fl. Per.: March-April.

    Type: Central Asia: c.lacum Inderiensem, Pallas (LE).

    Distribution: Egypt, Turkey to Central Asia, Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan.

    Common in wheat and grain fields in the lower northern parts of the country. Worth cultivating for its attractive flowers.


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