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2. Curculigo breviscapa S. C. Chen, Acta Phytotax. Sin. 11: 132. 1966.

短葶仙茅 duan ting xian mao

Rhizomes short, slightly thick. Leaves often 5 or 6; petiole ca. 60 cm × 3--4 mm, usually tomentose, base with a black, membranous margin; leaf blade green, lanceolate, 70--75 × ca. 10.5 cm, plicate, papery, adaxially glabrous, abaxially laxly strigose on conspicuous veins, base obliquely cuneate, apex acuminate. Flowering stems ca. 5 cm, brown tomentose. Inflorescences nodding, capitate, subglobose, 3--3.5 cm in diam.; bracts oblong-lanceolate, basal ones 0.8--2.5 cm, abaxially tomentose. Pedicel 2--10 mm. Perianth yellow; segments suboblong to ovate-oblong, 10--12 × ca. 4 mm, outer segments abaxially hairy, inner ones abaxially hairy on midvein. Stamens shorter than perianth segments; filament 3--3.5 mm; anther ca. 5 mm. Ovary oblong, ca. 1/2 as long as pedicel. Style columnar, 1--1.2 cm, slightly angled; stigma subcapitate. Berry ovoid-ellipsoid, ca. 1.3 × 0.9 cm, pubescent, beakless. Seeds black, subglobose, Fl. Apr--May. fr. Jun.

* Dense forests along valleys or streams; near sea level to 600 m. Guangdong, Guangxi.


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