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11. Gagea davlianidzeae Levichev in Bot. J. (Leningrad). 68(10): 1418, tab. 2. 1983. (Fig. 12).

S. I. Ali and I.G. Levichev

Gagea davlianidzeae

Credit: I.G. Levichev

Plants with narrow basal and wide subinflorescence leaves, forming groups with prevalence of juvenile specimens. Bulb up to 10 mm in diameter, obliquely-dro p-shaped, engirdled on perimeter by more or less dense group of bulbils. It is covered by black-brown, coriaceous tunics. Bulbils brownish-black, numerous, semi-dro p-shaped or semi-dro p-faceted, basal bulbil larger than the others. Peduncle 5-10(15) cm in height, triangular-roundish in T.S., furrowed. Basal leaf single, angular-flat, exceeds the inflorescence, up to 7 mm broad, lanceolate-linear, longitudinally furrowed. Leaves on peduncle alternate, lower usually surpasses the inflorescence, 9-14 mm broad, widely-oblanceolate, gradually narrowed in 3-7 mm long apical cusp, linear. Inflorescence shortly-branched, flowers on long pedicels. Tepals 10-16 mm long, 2-3 mm broad, lanceolate, yellow, greenish-purple outside, elongating and pointed at anthesis, after flowering gets longitudinally rolled-up. Anthers yellow, oblong, dehiscence oviform. Ovary obovate, shortly stipitate. Capsule up to 3 times shorter than the perianth, three-rayed, obpyramidal, on very short stipe. Seeds orange-brown, terete, curved.

Fl. Per.: April-June

Holotype: Pago Parkent 22 III 1981 e bulbis ab auctore Junio 1979 in reservato Sary-Czelek (Tian-Schan Occidentalis, jugum Czatkalense) lectis enatus, I. Levichev (LE!).

Distribution: Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan; N. India, Nepal.

See also the comments under Gagea lowariensis.


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