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4. Diuranthera minor (C. H. Wright) C. H. Wright ex Hemsley, Hooker's Icon. Pl. 28:t. 2734. 1902.

小鹭鸶兰 xiao lu si lan

Diuranthera minor

Credit: Harvard University Herbaria

Paradisea minor C. H. Wright, Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1895: 118. 1895.

Leaves usually narrowly linear, sometimes linear-oblanceolate, 8--40 × 0.3--1 cm, soft, glabrous, margin flat, minutely serrulate, apex gradually long acuminate. Scape 30--85 cm. Raceme usually simple; bracts ovate to linear-lanceolate, 0.3--1.8 cm, apex acuminate. Flowers usually paired, narrowly ellipsoid to cylindric in bud; pedicel 0.5--1 cm, articulate proximally. Tepals white, linear, 1.5--2 × 0.2--0.4 cm, 5-veined. Filaments 0.5--1.2 cm. Anthers 0.8--1.2 cm (including appendages); basal appendages 1--1.5 mm, apex obtuse-rounded. Style 1.4--2 cm. Capsule ellipsoid or obovoid, 0.8--1 × 0.7--0.9 cm. Fl. and fr. Apr--Oct.

* Pinus and Quercus forests, plantations, grasslands, hillsides; 1100--3200 m. Guizhou, Sichuan, Yunnan.

Diuranthera minor is somewhat similar to Chlorophytum nepalense, but the latter species differs as follows: leaves longer, often linear-oblanceolate; flowers smaller, often ellipsoid in bud; anthers with small, rounded basal lobes ca. 0.5 mm.


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