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Bellevalia macrobotrys subsp. macrobotrys Boiss., 1854

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Bellevalia macrobotrys subsp. macrobotrys Boiss., 1854
Common names: Koca sümbül [Tu]

Savasan, Halfeti, ŞANLIURFA ● Turkey

Description: Bulbous perennial. The 2-6 leaves are as long as scape, outer one 15-35 mm broad, ciliate or nearly smooth on margins.
The scape is 30-60 cm. the raceme is multi-flowered (20-50), lax. The flowers bus are violet, the perianth olive-green with violet base, turning livid, 8-11 mm, with lobes 1/2-1/4 times tube.
The subsp. B. m. subsp. pomelii (Maire) Feinbrun, 1939 is endemic to Algeria.

Biology: Flowering in March-April.

Habitat: Macchie, hillsides, fields.

Distribution: Irano-Turanian Element ; Egypt, Palestine, Lebanon, Syria, Turkey (Mersin, Hatay, Kahramanmaraş, Sanlıurfa), Iraq, Iran, Caucasus.

References:
Konuralp L.Y., 2013. Field Guide to Wild Flowers of Turkey I, Bulbous Plants, MGRUP Kayseri, Turkey. ISBN 978-605-89610-6-7
Euro-Mediterranean PlantBase