Ornithogalum sintenisii, etc. (for Rimmer)

penstemon penstemon@Q.com
Sat, 15 Apr 2017 15:25:39 PDT
O. sintenisii: “...leaves few, lance-linear to linear, deeply canaliculate, recurved, reaching 2-3 times the height of the inflorescence, 2-4 mm broad; scape 5-12 cm long , bearing 2-4 flowers, fruiting pedicels arcuately ascending, longer than the lanceolate bracts, perianth segments oblong-lanceolate, white, broadly green-banded beneath, 15-20mm long, short-acuminate, sometimes mucronate; stamens half the length of perianth segments...”

O. schmalhausenii: “...scapes slender, weak, 4-10 cm long; leaves few, flat, narrowly linear to linear, 3-5 mm broad, rather strongly pointed at both ends, straight or arcuately recurved, equaling to half as long again as the scape, 6-20 mm long; inflorescence 1-3 flowered, rarely containing up to 8 flowers, pedicels slender, at first short and more or less erect, at length much elongated  (3-5 cm) more or less arcuately upturned and greatly exceeding the lanceolate bracts; fruiting pedicels sometimes slightly thickened at the apex and at curvature; perianth segments 10-15 mm long, oblong-lanceolate, obtusish, broadly green-banded beneath...”

O sigmoideum: “...scapes slender, short; linear linear or spatulate-linear, broadly canaliculate, white-banded beneath, cucullate, twice the length of scape or longer, 3-6 mm broad,; fruiting pedicels strongly twice arched (S-shaped), conspicuously clavately thickened above the base; perianth segments ca. 2 mm long, oblong, obtuse, green-banded below...”

from Flora of the U.S.S.R. 

Bob Nold
Denver, Colorado, USA
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