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Distribution

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Description & Remarks

A short geophyte, 4-8 cm tall. Bulb white, producing small bulblets around. Leaves narrow, much longer than the scape, 1.5-3 mm broad, with a white (pale) mid-stripe on the upper side. Leaf margin entire, naked. The inflorescence is a 2-5 flowered raceme. Pedicels spreading, thick at the base, a bit pending in fruiting stage, lower ones 30-45 mm long. The fruit is a wing-less capsule.

The plant is found in Italy, Balkans to Hungary, Crimea, east to the Caucasus. In our region recorded in W Turkey (Istanbul and Izmir), surprisingly was not recorded in Syria and Lebanon, expect for Mt Hermon.

Family

Life form (Raunkiaer):
geophyte
Spinescence:
absent
Succulence:
non-succulent
Summer Shedding:
ephemeral
Petal or tepal color:
white
Sexuality and Reproductive Morphology:
Flowers hermaphrodite only
Sporangia or Seed Homogeneity:
Homogeneous seeds-fruits
Flowering Time:
March
Leaf arrangement:
rosette
Leaf Type:
linear
Leaf or leaflet margin:
smooth
Stipule:
absent
Habitat:
Mountain steppe forest
Chorotype:
Med - Irano-Turanian
Drought Resistence:
Salt Resistance:
glycophyte
Synanthrop:
obligate natural

Taxonomy

Superdivision:
Spermatophyta
Division:
Angiospermae
Class:
Monocotyledoneae
Family:
Liliaceae
Genus:
Ornithogalum