Photo by Vladimir Epiktetov, Ukrbin.com.
Reddish flowes by Oldřich Navrátil,
The bulbs from Srgc.org.uk.
Yellowish flowers by Doug Joyce,
A dense plant by Nora Goosen,
Eduard August von Regel, 1868
Mix - Rich
Medium - Maximum
Greenish - Yellowish -
Brownish - Deep Reddish
Korolkowia discolor, Regel, 1888.
Fritillaria discolor, Mottet, 1893.
This member of the Fritillariaceae* family
was given this name by Eduard August von Regel in 1868. It is found in
Kazakhstan, Kirgizstan, Tadzhikistan and Uzbekistan, growing in a well drained
but rich soil with some water and some to lots of sun. The bulb can grow to
six centimetres in diameter, the entire plant from fifteen
to 50 centimetres in height. The flowers are greenish over yellowish and
brownish to deep reddish with a darker centre.
The genera name meaning
'dice-box', for markings on petals. The species is named after
Nikolai Alekseevich Severtzov, 1827-1887, a Russian explorer and
')Accordantly to the latest taxonomic system; APG IV 2016, Fritillariaceae
now part of
The original publication of the name in
Bulletin de la Société Imperiale des Naturalistes de Moscou. Moscow:
Bull. Soc. Imp. Naturalistes Moscou 41(1): page 443 (1868). But following
ICN Art. 60.8(b) (Shenzhen Code, 2018), the spelling of the epithet is
correctable to "sewerzowii".
Wild flowers by Vladimir Epiktetov,
The fruits by James Steakley, Eol.org.