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10. Thesium jarmilae Hendrych, Acta Horti Bot. Prag. 110. 1962.

大果百蕊草 da guo bai rui cao

Herbs perennial; rhizomes short and thick. Stems procumbent, unbranched or sparsely branched, rather thick, 15-20 cm. Leaves often oblong to oblong-linear, ca. 20 × 1.5-2 mm, 1-veined, apex acute. Inflorescences racemelike, few flowered, with 1 flower per axil; bracts inserted on middle and basal part of pedicels, oblong-linear, 15-25 mm; pedicel ascending or patent, 5-15 mm; bracteoles 2, similar to bracts in shape, 5-8 mm. Perianth 5-merous, broadly campanulate, 4-5(-6) mm, lobes triangular, to 1/3 as long as perianth, apex incurved. Stamens and style not exserted. Ovary stalk ca. 2 mm. Nutlet subglobose, 5-6 mm in diam., with conspicuous longitudinal veins (ridges); persistent perianth nearly as long as or slightly longer than fruit. Fl. Jun.

* Sunny slopes, marshlands in valleys; ca. 3700 m. Xizang.


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