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Published In: Notulae Systematicae ex Herbario Instituti Botanici Academiae Scientiarum Uzbeckistanicae 13: 27. 1952. (Notul. Syst. Herb. Inst. Bot. Acad. Sci. Uzbeckistanicae) Name publication detail

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Contributor Text: S. I. ALI
Flower/Fruit: Fl. Per.: June-August.
Type: Holotype: Pamir Alaj: “Zwischen Tschigirtschik und Gulscha, 27.6.1901, fl”, O & B. Fedtschenko (LE).
Distribution: Distribution: Pakistan (Gilgit, Chitral), Tajikistan, China (Xinjiang).
Comment/Acknowledgements: Wendelbo (On the genus Eremurus (Liliaceae) in South-West Asia. Acta Univ. Bergensis, Ser. Math.-Nat. 5: 9-10. 1964) reported Eremurus spectabilis M. Bieb. from Pakistan, based on Bowes Lyon 977 (E) from Chitral. However, he (in Rech. F., Fl. Iran. 151: 16. 1982) has placed the same specimen in Eremurus fuscus (O. Fedtsch.) Vved. ex Nikitin.
Map Location: A-7 Darkot, 10,000 ft, on fairly dry stony hillside, up to 2½ ft high with edible leaves and flowers yellow ochre in general appearance, common, 16.6.1976, S. Bowes Lyon 8053 (K); Naz Bar (Yasin), 36o17-25'N/ 73o0-17'E, 3400-3470 m, subalpine Juniperus communis dwarf scrub with Juniperus macropoda trees in Seriphidium maritimum steppe, 11.9.1990, G. & S. Miehe 3531 (K); Gilgit, Ishkoman Pass, 13-14000 ft, Aug. 1954, F. Schmid 2436 (RAW); B-6 Yarkhun, Ondine, 11000 ft, stony level ground, stem greenish yellow, tips of petals mauve/ brown, stamens bright orange, 21.6.1958, Bowes Lyon 977 (BM).


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Plant 55-100 (-170) cm tall. Leaf 1-3 cm broad, glabrous, margin smooth. Scape 60-120 cm, glabrous, raceme 20-30 cm, densely many flowered. Bracts linear-lanceolate, 1-2 cm long,mid-vein dark brown, marin ciliate, tip acuminate. Pedicel 1-1.5 cm long, erect, scarsely elongating in fruit. Perianth campanulate, segments 8-13 mm long, pale yellow, brownish towards the tip, greenish outside, turning brown, 3-veined towards the base and 1-veined towards the tip; involute after anthesis, persistent and recurved in fruit. Stamens conspicuously exserted from perianth, saffron coloured (in living material). Capsule 6-12 (-14) mm, usually greenish brown, subglobose, smooth. Seed c. 6 mm long, wings narrow at each end.
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