Magnificent Grass Lily
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Magnificent Grass Lily
ative Photo: Sushant More
Common name: Magnificent Grass Lily
Botanical name: Iphigenia magnifica    Family: Colchicaceae (Colchicum family)

Magnificent Grass Lily is a perennial herb, 30-50 cm tall. Stems are branched, unlike the closely similar Indian Grass Lily. Leaves are linear-lanceshaped. Flowers are dark brownish-purple, carried on long stalks. A distinguishing feature of this species is that stamen filaments are hairless. Capsules are ellipsoid-oblong, many seeded. Magnificent Grass Lily is endemic to Maharashtra and Karnataka,

Identification credit: Sushant More Photographed in Kolhapur, Maharashtra.

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