Armen Leonovich Takhtajan,
Mix - Grit
Eduard August von Regel, 1881.
This member of the
was given this name by Armen Leonovich Takhtajan in 1970. It is found in
Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Kazakhstan, growing in a well drained soil with
some water and lots of sun. The corm can grow to six centimetres in diameter, the entire plant
to fifteen centimetres in height. The flowers are yellow with thin, red lines on
The genera name from the Greek gymnos;
'naked' and Latin sperma; 'seed', referring to the unripe seeds which
are exposed when the membranous pericarp splits
The species name for Johann Albert Von Regel, 1845-1909, collector of
the type specimen and son of botanist Eduard August von Regel,1815-1892,
who gave it its name.