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Published In: Species Plantarum 1: 302. 1753. (1 May 1753) (Sp. 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)
Contributor Text: S.I. Ali
Contributor Institution: Department of Botany, University of Karachi, Karachi-75270, Pakistan
General/Distribution: A genus with c. 115 species, distributed in Northern Hemisphere, especially in E. Asia; represented in Pakistan by only one species.


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Perennial herbs; bulb of many fleshy scales, lacking a tunic. Cauline leaves alternate, rarely whorld; sessile to subsessile, linear to linear-lanceolate. Inflorescence terminal, solitary or a raceme. Tepals 6, free, white, yellow, greenish or reddish to purplish, nectariferous near base adaxially; nectarines usually narrowly grooved at tepal bases. Stamens 6, filaments filiform, sometimes hairy. Anthers dorsifixed versatile. Pistil tricarpellary, ovary trilocular, axile placentation; ovules many per locule. Style elongated, stigma 3-lobed. Fruit a loculicidal capsule; seeds many, flat, narrowly winged all round.
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