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27. Gagea absurda Levichev in Bot. J. (Leningrad). 75(5): 665, fig. 2-4, pro hybr. 1990. (Fig. 20).

S. I. Ali and I.G. Levichev

Gagea absurda

Credit: I.G. Levichev

  • Gagea improvisa auct. non Grossh.: S. Dasgupta & Deb

    Plants large, 10-25 cm in height, single and in small groups. Bulb obliquely-dro p-shaped, 10-14 mm in diameter, covered by densely coriaceous, cleaving up, dark-brown tunics, hardly continued in neck, without sclerified roots. Vegetative bulbils (with cellular surface) in small group are formed annually, basal bulbil semi-dro p-shaped, with vertical white strip, is much larger usually than sister bulbils with top attachment. Peduncle 6-15 cm long, in T.S. roundish, up to 1.5 mm in diameter. Basal leaf single, longer than inflorescence, linear, curved, fistular, in T.S. pressed-roundish, 2-2.5 mm in diameter. Leaves on peduncle alternate, decreasing, one half or more shorter than inflorescence, lanceolate, 4-5 mm broad, gradually pointed. Inflorescence branched, narrow, (1-)3-4-flowered. Tepals 6-13 mm long, up to 4 mm broad, external tepals almost rhombic, internal shorter, obovate, widely rounded on the top, elongating at anthesis. Ovary oblong, narrowed into a stipe. Capsule unknown.

    Fl. Per.: April-May

    Holotype: Osh region, area Toktogulsky, river Niczke, locus Kotsch-Tectir 21.6.1976 R. Aidarova, A. Ubukeeva, R. Sultanova s. n. (FRU!, isotype LE!).

    Distribution: S.E. Uzbekistan, S. Kirgizia, Tajikistan, N. Afghanistan, N. Pakistan.

    This species was described as a hybrid. However, the study of additional material has led to the conclusion that it should be given specific rank, especially when Gagea absurda was discovered outside the range of distribution of the assumed parental species Gagea subtilis Vved. and Gagea chomutowae (Pascher) Pascher.


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