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36. Gagea gageoides (Zucc.) Vved., Fl. Turkmen. 1(2): 261. 1932. Vved. in Opred. Rast. Sredn. Asii, 2: 38. 1971; Wendelbo et Rech.f. l.c. 52. t. 38. (Fig. 26).

S. I. Ali and I.G. Levichev

Gagea gageoides

Credit: I.G. Levichev

  • Bulbillaria gageoides Zucc.
  • Gagea kunawurensis* auct. non (Royle) Greuter: S. Dasgupta & Deb
  • Gagea persica* Boiss.
  • Gagea thesioides C.A. Mey.
  • Stellaster gageoides (Zucc.) Kuntze

    Plants thin, slender, up to 10 cm in height, with groups of bulbils in leaf axils of the inflorescences and without basal leaf. Bulb of 5-6 mm in diameter, obliquely-dro p-shaped, covered with thin-coriaceous, light brown tunics. Vegetative bulbils light brown, almost smooth, in juvenile plants few groups of the roundish and elongated bulbils of 0.3-1 mm in diameter. At generative stage single, extended downwards and aside hanging bulbil. Peduncle 3-5 cm long, in T.S. grooved-roundish, about 1 mm in diameter. Basal leaf only in juvenile stages, less often formed and in the first generative year, usually represented by short (up to 1.5 cm) rudiment, in T.S. grooved-triangular-roundish, 0.4-0.5 mm in diameter. Leaves on peduncle alternate, numerous, decreasing in size, lower almost reaches the inflorescence, narrowly lanceolate, (gradually) pointed. Inflorescence 1-4-flowered, branched, with groups of vegetative bulbils in each axil. Tepals 6-8 mm long, 2-2.5 mm broad, inside bright yellow, outside green, lanceolate, obtuse. Tepals in both whorls of the same size. Anthers yellow, oblong, 2 mm long, dehiscence roundish, 1 mm in diameter. Ovary obovate, on a long stipe. Capsule elliptic, narrowed into a long stipe. Seeds dull brown, from terete or faceted to lobule-form.

    Fl. Per.: April-May

    Type: "Libanon, in subalpinis umbrosis, Majus 1838, Roth et Erdl" (M).

    Distribution: Lebanon, Israel, Syria, Turkey, S. Armenia, Iraq, Iran, Turkmenistan, S. Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kirgizia, Tajikistan, Afghanistan, N. Pakistan.


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