Brian Frederick Mathew, 1996
District; N Pakistan
Mix - Rich
var. chitralensis, Auct. 1910.
This member of the Fritillariaceae* family
was given this name by Brian Frederick Mathew in 1996. It is found in
Afghanistan and the Chitral District of northern Pakistan, growing in a well drained soil with
some water and lots of sun. The caudex can grow to three centimetres in diameter, the entire plant
from 20 to 45 centimetres in height. The flowers are bright yellow.
The genera name meaning
'dice-box', for markings on petals. The species is named for the
area it is found in; Chitral.
')Accordantly to the latest taxonomic system; APG IV 2016, Fritillariaceae
now part of