Indian Squill is a perennial herb with bulbs spherical
5-10 cm in diameter. Leaves appear after flowers, linear-lanceshaped,
sword-shaped, 15-30 x 1-2.5 cm, flowering stem up to 60 cm. Flowers are
pale brown, very distant in laxly flowered 15-31 cm long racemes.
Bracts are minute, falling off. Flower-stalks are 2.5-4 cm long.
Flowers are bell-shaped with 6 linear-oblong pale brown tepals, white
at margin. Stamens are 6-7 mm, filaments flattened below, anthers
versatile, yellow. Capsules are ellipsoid, tapering at both ends
1.5-1.8 cm long, 6-9 seeded. Seed are elliptic, flattened, black.
Indian Squill is found in India, Myanmar, Pakistan, Uganda,
Kenya,Tanzania, Africa West to Mauritania and South to South Africa.
Identification credit: Rajkumar Dongare
Photographed in Dighi Hills, Pune, Maharashtra.
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