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This species is accepted, and its native range is W. Iran.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[KBu]

Zarrei, M., Wilkin, P., Ingrouille, M. et al. Kew Bull (2010) 65: 89. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12225-010-9185-4

Distribution
This species is endemic to SW Iran near the Iraqi border
Ecology
This species is found from 370 – 870 m in altitude, usually on calcareous soils, on steep limestone rock walls and in limestone pockets that fill with a little soil. Most collections have been made from very narrow fissures in the steep limestone; it is a difficult plant to collect due to the inaccessibility of its habitat. Gagea calcicola is usually found in Quercus brantii Lindl. scrublands with taxa such as Arum, Clypeola, Isatis, Biscutella, Ephedra etc. Acrocarpus mosses are dominant where it occurs. Some plants were found on similar calcareous soils in open areas lacking woody vegetation.
Morphology General Habit
Perennial bulbiferous plants, usually clump-forming, sometimes solitary, 105.0 – 230.0 mm tall
Morphology Leaves
Radical leaf solitary; up to four times longer than inflorescence, 100 – 230 × 0.7 – 2.1 mm, glabrous or ciliate Cauline leaves 4 – 7, verticillate, the lower one linear-lanceolate, flattened, gradually narrowing towards apex, enveloping stem at the base, equalling to two times longer than the inflorescence, lamina glabrous, margins strigose-ciliate or glabrous; upper bracteate leaves shorter, strigose-ciliate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 6; filament 3.5 – 5.5 mm long, filiform, anther oblong-ellipsoid, 1.5 – 2.5 mm long × 0.7 – 1 mm wide, yellow
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Tepals 7 – 13 × 2 – 3 mm, narrowly lanceolate, acute to acuminate at the tip; yellow inside, green outside, with a narrow white margin, usually purple at the tip; glabrous on both surfaces but villous-ciliate at the apex margins
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Hypanthium
Ovary 2 – 4 mm long × 1 – 2 mm in diam., cylindric, style 4 – 5 mm long, as long as to two times longer than ovary; stigma capitate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule and seeds not seen.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence compound-umbellate, with two umbels, rarely with a single flower in the axil of a cauline leaf; umbels 2 – 7-flowered; pedicels unequal, erect, longest pedicels 7 – 30 mm long, up to three times longer than flowers, hairs villous
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracteoles
Bracteoles absent
Morphology Roots
Roots thin, additional thickened roots always present, enveloping the bulb
Morphology Stem
Stem erect; subterranean part 15 – 35 mm long, aerial part 10 – 20 × 0.5 – 1.2 mm; papillose to strigose
Type
Typus: Iran, Province Ilam, Dehloran to Murmuri, 5 km after deviation Dehloran-Dashte Abbas, 32°41′22″N 47°25′57″E, 15 March 2002, Zarrei & Zarre 786 (holotypus TUH; isotypi K, SUTH).
Vegetative Multiplication Bulbs
Bulbs ovoid, 8 – 15 mm in diam. × 10 – 30 mm long; tunics papery-fibrous, grey to light brown, neck 0.0 – 10.0 mm long, frequently absent; bulbils on bulb absent

Native to:

Iran

Gagea calcicola Zarrei & Wilkin appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 2008 Zarrei, M. [786], Iran K000203729 isotype

First published in Kew Bull. 65: 90 (2010)

Accepted by

  • Zarrei, M., Wilkin, P. & Chase, M.W. (2011). Gagea Salisb. (Liliaceae) in Iran: an updated species checklist Phytotaxa 15: 33-43.

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