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23. Pyrola sororia Andres, Notes Roy. Bot. Gard. Edinburgh. 8: 8. 1913.

珍珠鹿蹄草 zhen zhu lu ti cao

Herbs 15–30 cm tall. Rhizome ascending, branched. Scales at stem base 4–8 mm wide, sheathing. Leaves 6–8, basal; petiole 1–3 cm; leaf blade pale green abaxially, green adaxially, broadly ovate or suborbicular, 2.5–3 × 2–2.5 cm, thinly leathery, base rounded, margin remotely sinuate, apex rounded or subacute. Raceme 7–11-flowered, 3–7 cm. Pedicel 3–4 mm; bracts axillary, strap-shaped, longer than pedicel, membranous. Flowers nodding, saucer-shaped, 7–9 mm in diam. Sepals ovate-triangular, 2–2.5 mm, apex retuse. Petals white or yellowish green, broadly ovate or suborbicular, 7–8 × 5–6 mm, apex rounded. Filaments flattened, glabrous; anthers yellow, ca. 2 mm, base usually with mucro. Style slightly exserted, straight or becoming curved in upper half, 3–3.5 mm. Capsules 7–9 mm in diam. Fl. Jul–Aug, fr. Aug–Sep.

Forests, scrub; 2700–3900 m. Xizang, Yunnan.


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