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12. Fritillaria thunbergii Miquel, Ann. Mus. Bot. Lugduno-Batavi. 3: 157. 1867.

浙贝母 zhe bei mu

Bulb of 2 or 3 scales, ovoid or globose, 1--3 cm in diam. Stem 15--80 cm. Leaves 12--20, opposite, alternate, or sometimes also 3-whorled; leaf blade linear-lanceolate to lanceolate, 7--11 × 1--2.5 cm, apex usually slightly cirrose. Inflorescence 1--6-flowered; bracts 2--4, apex cirrose. Flowers nodding, campanulate; pedicel 1--3.5 cm. Tepals pale yellow, sometimes tinged with pale purple or slightly tessellated with purplish brown, oblong-elliptic to narrowly obovate-oblong, 2.5--3.5 × 1--1.8 cm; nectaries small. Stamens 1--1.5 cm; filaments glabrous. Style 3-lobed; lobes 1.5--2 mm. Capsule broadly winged; wings 6--8 mm wide. Fl. Mar--Apr, fr. May--Jun.

* Bamboo forests, shady and moist places; near sea level to 600 m. Anhui, Jiangsu, Zhejiang.

This species was originally described from Japan (as Uvularia cirrhosa), where it is not native but cultivated and occasionally naturalized.

1 Bulb of 2(or 3) scales, 1.5--3 cm in diam.; stem 50--80 cm; leaves mostly alternate   12a var. thunbergii
+ Bulb of 3 scales, ca. 1 cm in diam.; stem 15--30 cm; leaves mostly opposite   12b var. chekiangensis


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