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Published In: De Fructibus et Seminibus Plantarum. . . . 1: 63, pl. 16. 1788. (Fruct. Sem. Pl.) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 6/2/2011)
Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 6/3/2011)
Flower/Fruit: Fl. Per.: July-August.
Type: Type: Not designated.
Comment/Acknowledgements: Subtropical Himalayas in India and Pakistan where it is found in the foothill zone. It is not a common plant in our area.
Illustration: Curculigo orchioides Gaertn. (Illustration)
Map Location: C-7 Rawalpindi Dist.: Panjar, in pine forest, 15.9.1959, R. R. Stewart 28541 (RAW); Kashmir: C-8 Nakial, near Kotli, 5-6000', A. Rashid, E. Nasir, & R. R. Stewart s.n. (RAW); Bagala, near Kotli, 13.753 ,A. Rashid s.n. (RAW).


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Plants 10-35 cm tall. Root tubers elongated. Leaves radical, lanceolate, plicate, sparsely long ciliate. Scape short, hidden among the leaf bases. Flowers in racemes, subsessile, the upper staminate, lower hermaphrodite, bracteate; bracts lanceolate. Tepals elliptic-oblong, 5-7 mm long, yellow, ciliate. Stamens about half the length of the perianth segments, anther linear. Ovary pubescent, separated from the perianth by a stipe, lanceolate, locules imperfect; ovules 6-8; stigmas 3. Fruit 1-4-seeded, beaked. Seeds oblong, grooved.
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