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1. Pseudostellaria sylvatica (Maximowicz) Pax, Nat. Pflanzenfam., ed. 2. 16c: 318. 1934.

细叶孩儿参 xi ye hai er shen

Krascheninikovia sylvatica Maximowicz, Prim. Fl. Amur. 57. 1859; Stellaria sylvatica (Maximowicz) Maximowicz ex Regel.

Root tubers usually several in a row (moniliform), narrowly ovoid or shortly fusiform. Stems erect, 15--25 cm tall, 4-angled, with 2 lines of hairs. Leaves sessile, linear or lanceolate-linear, 3--5(--7) cm × 2--3(--5) mm, thin, margin ciliate at base, abaxially grayish blue; midvein prominent. Chasmogamic flowers solitary or in dichasium; pedicel 5--15 mm, slender; sepals 5, green, lanceolate, abaxially pubescent, margin membranous, apex acuminate; petals 5, obovate, slightly longer than sepals, apex 2-lobed; stamens shorter than petals, anthers brown; styles 2 or 3, usually exserted. Cleistogamic flowers axillary on stem or terminal on a dwarf shoot; sepals narrowly lanceolate, abaxially pubescent, apex acuminate; petals absent. Capsule ovoid, slightly longer than sepals, 3-valved. Seeds reniform, ca. 1.5 mm, tuberculate, apex of tubercles awned. Fl. and fr. Jun--Jul.

Pine forests, mixed forests; (1500--)2400--2800(--3800) m. Gansu, Guizhou, Hebei, Heilongjiang, Henan, Hubei, Jilin, Liaoning, Qinghai, Shaanxi, Sichuan, Xinjiang, Xizang, Yunnan [Bhutan, Japan, Korea, Russia].

This species is used medicinally.


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