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Bulb ovoid, 1.5-2.5 cm long, 1-2 cm wide. Stem 20-55 cm tall. Leaves alternate, broadly lanceolate to linear-lanceolate, 3.5-5.5 cm long, 1-1.2 cm wide. Flowers usually 1-4. Tepals spreading, rose or pink, with a deep maroon or purplish crimson blotch at base, and a few or more crimson spots mostly in proximal part, margin entire; outer tepals elliptic, ovate, or lanceolate; inner ones broadly elliptic or broadly ovate; nectary processes 2, of fleshy, cushionlike projections of tissue. Filaments 4-10 mm long, nearly subulate, tapering from flat base to filiform apex, fleshy. Ovary 5-9 mm long. Style 6-12 mm long. Capsule green-brown, oblong-ovoid, 1-2.5 cm long, 1.2-2 cm wide.


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Source: Plants of Tibet

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