All Floras      Advanced Search
FOC Vol. 6 Page 142 Login | eFloras Home | Help
FOC | Family List | FOC Vol. 6 | Ranunculaceae

4. Beesia I. B. Balfour & W. W. Smith, Notes Roy. Bot. Gard. Edinburgh. 9: 63. 1915.

铁破锣属 tie po luo shu

Li Liangqian; Michio Tamura

Herbs perennial. Rhizome robust, creeping or ascending. Leaves 2--4, basal, long petiolate, simple, cordate or cordate-triangular, dentate. Scape simple, with membranous sheath at base. Cyme compound, with 1--3 sessile fascicled flowers at several nodes. Bracts and bracteoles subulate or lanceolate. Flower actinomorphic, opening flat. Sepals 5, petaloid, white, elliptic. Petals absent. Stamens numerous; filaments subfiliform; anthers subglobose. Follicle solitary, long, narrow, flat, with transverse veins. Seeds several, ovoid-globose, rugose.

Two species: China, Myanmar; two species (one endemic) in China.

The rhizomes are used medicinally to treat rheumatic pain, influenza, and swelling.

1 Leaves reniform, cordate, or orbicular-ovate, margin with 40--50 teeth on each side, teeth relatively small, 2--4 mm wide at base   1 B. calthifolia
+ Leaves cordate-triangular, margin with 7--16 teeth on each side, teeth relatively large, 3--8 mm wide at base   2 B. deltophylla

Lower Taxa


Related Objects  
  • PDF File
  • PDF

    Flora of China @
    Browse by
    Advanced Search

    Flora of China Home




     |  eFlora Home |  People Search  |  Help  |  ActKey  |  Hu Cards  |  Glossary  |