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1. Cortusa matthioli Linnaeus, Sp. Pl. 1: 144. 1753.

假报春 jia bao chun

Herbs 20--25(--40) cm tall. Petiole 2--3 X as long as leaf blade, rust-colored pubescent; leaf blade suborbicular to reniform, 3.5--8 X 4--8(--9) cm, base cordate, 7--11 lobed; lobes irregularly coarse-dentate, abaxially densely pubescent or glabrescent, adaxially sparsely pubescent or glabrescent. Scapes erect, usually ca. 2 X as long as leaf rosette, sparsely pubescent or glabrescent; umbel solitary, 5--8(--10)-flowered; bracts narrowly cuneate, apex incised-dentate. Pedicels unequal. Calyx often tinged with violet, 4.5--5 mm, parted to slightly below middle; lobes lanceolate, apex acute. Corolla purple-violet, infundibular, 0.8--1.2 cm, parted to middle; lobes oblong, apex obtuse. Filaments very short; anthers to 3.5 mm, apex apiculate. Style to 1 cm, exserted. Capsule nearly cylindric, longer than calyx. 2n = 24.

Forests, streamsides, woodland margins, in shrubs; 1500--3000 m. Gansu, Hebei, Nei Mongol, Shaanxi, Shanxi, Xinjiang [Korea, Russia; Asia, Europe]

1 Leaves lobed to 1/4; lobes subobtuse   1a subsp. matthiolii
+ Leaves lobed to 1/2--2/3; lobes acutely dentate   1b subsp. pekinensis


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