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2. Eremurus fuscus (O. Fedtsch.) Vved. ex V. V. Nikitin, Fl. Kirghiz. SSR. 3: 31. 1951. Wendelbo in Rech. f., Fl. Iran. 151: 16. 1982; Xinqi & Turland l. c. 159.


Eremurus fuscus

Credit: Abrar Ali

  • Eremurus altaicus f. fuscus O. Fedtsch.

    Plant 55-100 (-170) cm tall. Leaf 1-3 cm broad, glabrous, margin smooth. Scape 60-120 cm, glabrous, raceme 20-30 cm, densely many flowered. Bracts linear-lanceolate, 1-2 cm long,mid-vein dark brown, marin ciliate, tip acuminate. Pedicel 1-1.5 cm long, erect, scarsely elongating in fruit. Perianth campanulate, segments 8-13 mm long, pale yellow, brownish towards the tip, greenish outside, turning brown, 3-veined towards the base and 1-veined towards the tip; involute after anthesis, persistent and recurved in fruit. Stamens conspicuously exserted from perianth, saffron coloured (in living material). Capsule 6-12 (-14) mm, usually greenish brown, subglobose, smooth. Seed c. 6 mm long, wings narrow at each end.

    Fl. Per.: June-August.

    Holotype: Pamir Alaj: “Zwischen Tschigirtschik und Gulscha, 27.6.1901, fl”, O & B. Fedtschenko (LE).

    Distribution: Pakistan (Gilgit, Chitral), Tajikistan, China (Xinjiang).

    Wendelbo (On the genus Eremurus (Liliaceae) in South-West Asia. Acta Univ. Bergensis, Ser. Math.-Nat. 5: 9-10. 1964) reported Eremurus spectabilis M. Bieb. from Pakistan, based on Bowes Lyon 977 (E) from Chitral. However, he (in Rech. F., Fl. Iran. 151: 16. 1982) has placed the same specimen in Eremurus fuscus (O. Fedtsch.) Vved. ex Nikitin.


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