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21. Gagea setifolia Baker in J. Linn. Soc. Bot. 18: 101. 1880. S. Dasgupta & Deb, J. Bomb. Nat. Hist. Soc. 83(1): 94. 1986, sensu stricto; Wendelbo et Rech.f. in Rechinger f., Fl. Iran. 165:28. 1990.

S. I. Ali and I.G. Levichev

Gagea setifolia

Credit: I.G. Levichev

Plants mainly single, slender. Bulb c. 10 mm in diameter, roundishly-oviform, covered by thin, coriaceous, light brown, fiber-l ike tunics, braided by few sclerified roots. Peduncle up to 10 cm long, longitudinally-ridged, one third or less under ground. Basal leaf single, filiform, pointing upwards, 1.5-2 times exceeding the inflorescence, c.1 mm in diameter, grooved-pentahedral in T.S. Leaves on the peduncle verticillate, lower leaf exceeding the inflorescence, narrowly-lanceolate, at base up to 3 mm broad, gradually ends in a long tip, upper leaves diminishing in size. Inflorescence fasciculate, 1-3(5)-flowered, pedicels unequal, 0.5-3.5 cm long. Tepals linearly-lanceolate, get elongated during flowering, up to 16 mm long, 1-2 mm broad, yellow within, green outside, outer tepals longer and broader. Anthers yellow, dehiscence oblong 1.5 mm long. Ovary narrowly oblong. Capsule narrowly-lanceolate, shorter than tepals. Seeds thin, flat.

Fl. Per.: March-April

Lectotype: Afghanistan, Kurrum valley, Ally Khel, 17.4.1879 J.E.T.Aitchison 104 (K!). (Wendelbo, IV 1958, in schedis, selected here by Ali et Levichev):.

Distribution: Afghanistan, Pakistan.


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