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13. Aletris scopulorum Dunn, J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 38: 370. 1908.

短柄粉条儿菜 duan bing fen tiao er cai

Aletris makiyataroi Naruhashi.

Rhizome cormlike, subglobose, 3--7 mm in diam. Leaves 1--5, laxly tufted, linear, 3--15 cm × 2--4.5 mm. Scape 10--35 cm, slender, often wiry. Raceme 2.5--12.5 cm, laxly 4--17-flowered, rachis pubescent. Flowers shortly pedicellate; pedicel 0.5--3.5 mm, pubescent; bract and bracteole borne on proximal 1/2 of pedicel; bract linear-lanceolate, 2--5.5 mm, shorter than or equaling flower, ± glabrous, apex acute. Perianth white, 3--5 mm, sparsely pubescent or glabrescent; tube campanulate; lobes erect or slightly recurved, narrowly oblong-lanceolate to linear, 1.5--2.5 × 0.3--0.7 mm, ca. 1 × tube length or slightly longer, apex obtuse to rounded. Capsule subglobose, 3--3.5 × 2.5--3 mm, apex of valves abruptly narrowed; style ca. 0.5 mm or indistinct; stigma not or only slightly thickened. Fl. Mar--Apr, fr. Apr.

Roadside scrub, grassy slopes, moist places on steppes, wastelands; near sea level to 400 m. Fujian, Guangdong, Hunan, Jiangxi, Zhejiang [Japan].

The type of Aletris makiyataroi described from Japan in 1973, corresponds with that of A. scopulorum which was formerly considered endemic to China.


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