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6. Notholirion Wall. ex Boiss., Fl. Or. 5:190. 1882. Woodcock & Stearn, Lilies of the World 380. 1950; Wendelbo in Rech. f., Fl. Iran. 165:59. 1990; Kubitzki, Fam. Gen. Vasc. Pl. 3: 352. 1998; Liang Songyun in Zhengyi & P. H. Raven, Fl. China 24 133. 2000.

S.I. Ali

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

Notholirion thomsonianum

Credit: Abrar Ali

Perennial herb. Bulb narrowly ovoid or cylindric, with scarious dark brown tunic; many bulbils present outside the tunic. Stem erect, glabrous or subglabrous. Leaves basal and cauline, alternate, sessile, linear to linear- lanceolate. Inflorescence a terminal raceme, few to many flowered. Bracts linear. Flowers funnel-shaped to campanulate. Tepals blue, purple or red. Stamens inserted at the base of tepals, anthers dorsifixed, versatile. Ovules many per locule. Style columnar, long, stigma 3-lobed. Fruit a loculicidal capsule. Seeds narrowly winged all round.

A genus with 5 species distributed in W. Asia, Himalayas to Western China; represented in Pakistan by only one species.

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