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12. Aletris yaanica G. H. Yang, Acta Phytotax. Sin. 25: 237. 1987.

雅安粉条儿菜 ya an fen tiao er cai

Leaves numerous, densely tufted, linear-lanceolate, rarely lanceolate, 2--3 cm × 2--4 mm. Scape 7--10 cm. Raceme 1--2 cm, 7--9-flowered; rachis pubescent. Flowers distinctly pedicellate; pedicel 1--2.5 mm, pubescent; bract and bracteole borne on proximal part of pedicel, often at or near base; bract linear-lanceolate, ca. 4 mm, slightly shorter than flower, base pubescent, apex acute. Perianth creamy white, 1.5--2.5 mm, pubescent; tube campanulate; lobes erect, ovate, ca. 1 × 0.7 mm, ca. 1 × tube length, apex obtuse. Ovary subglobose. Capsule unknown. Fl. May.

* About 800 m. C Sichuan (Ya’an Xian).

Aletris yaanica is known only from the type collection. The protologue illustrates a plant at early anthesis which seems very similar to A. pedicellata. Further gatherings are needed to establish whether or not it is distinct.


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