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3. Curculigo gracilis (Kurz) J. D. Hooker, Fl. Brit. India. 6: 278. 1892.

疏花仙茅 shu hua xian mao

Molineria gracilis Kurz in Miquel, Ann. Mus. Lugduno-Batavi 4: 177. 1869.

Rhizomes very short, with creeping, slender stolons. Leaves 5--9; petiole 7--13 cm; leaf blade lanceolate to suboblong-lanceolate, 20--50 × 3--5 cm, papery to thickly so, adaxially glabrous, abaxially slightly pilose on veins, base acuminate, apex acuminate to subcaudate. Flowering stems decumbent to suberect, 13--20 cm, brown hairy. Racemes 6--9 cm, usually laxly 10--12-flowered; bracts linear-lanceolate, basal ones longer than flowers, margin and apex hairy, apex caudate. Pedicel 3--5 mm. Perianth yellow; segments suboblong, ca. 11 × 4.5 mm, apex obtuse, outer segments abaxially hairy on midvein. Stamens ca. 2/3 as long as perianth segments; filament very short; anther sublinear, 6--7 mm. Ovary suboblong, ca. 1 cm, brown tomentose. Style ca. 1 cm; stigma capitate, 1.5--2 mm in diam. Berry bottlelike, ca. 2 cm, slightly hairy, very shortly beaked. Seeds black, striped. Fl. May.

Shady and moist forests; ca. 1000 m. Guangxi, Guizhou, Sichuan [Cambodia, Nepal, Thailand, Vietnam].


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