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Bulb of 2 scales, 1-2 cm in diameter. Stem 15-60 cm tall. Leaves 7-11, opposite or sometimes also 3-4-whorled and alternate; leaf blade linear to linear-lanceolate, 4-12 cm long, 3-8 mm wide, apex often curved or cirrose. Inflorescence 1-3-flowered; bracts 3, apex curved or cirrose. Flower nodding, campanulate or narrowly so; pedicel much shorter than tepals. Tepals yellow or yellowish green, slightly or heavily spotted or tessellated with purple, usually oblong-elliptic, 3-5 cm long, 1.2-1.7 cm wide; nectaries elliptic to ovate, 3-5 mm long, 2-3 mm wide, projecting abaxially. Stamens 2-3 cm long; filaments sometimes slightly papillose. Style 3-lobed; lobes 3-5 mm long. Capsule narrowly winged; wings 1-1.5 mm wide.


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© Wen, Jun

Source: Plants of Tibet

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