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FOC | Family List | FOC Vol. 24 | Amaryllidaceae | Curculigo

4. Curculigo sinensis S. C. Chen, Acta Phytotax. Sin. 11: 133. 1966.

中华仙茅 zhong hua xian mao

Rhizomes short, thick. Petiole ca. 40 cm; leaf blade oblong-lanceolate to linear-lanceolate, ca. 85 × 4 cm, strongly plicate, leathery, adaxially subglabrous, abaxially villous, particularly on veins, base tapering, apex narrowly acuminate. Flowering stems nodding, ca. 15 cm, tomentose. Racemes ca. 9 cm, densely 40- or more flowered; bracts linear-lanceolate to subulate, 3--3.5 × 0.2--0.3 cm, base and margin hairy. Pedicel hairy, 2--3 mm. Perianth ca. 1 cm in diam.; segments suboblong, 5--6 × 2.5--4 mm, apex acute, outer segments abaxially strigose on midvein, inner ones glabrous. Stamens ca. 1/2 as long as perianth segments; filament very short; anther oblong-lanceolate, ca. 3 mm. Ovary fusiform, ca. 8 mm, tomentose. Style columnar, longer than stamens, slightly angled; stigma subcapitate. Berry ca. 1.6 cm, tomentose, very shortly beaked. Fl. Apr--May.

* Grassy slopes; ca. 1800 m. SE Yunnan.


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