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48. Parnassia dilatata Handel-Mazzetti, Sinensia. 2: 135. 1932.

宽叶梅花草 kuan ye mei hua cao

Stems 2-4, 8-10 cm, with 1 leaf proximally. Basal leaves several; petiole slender, 2-4 cm; leaf blade abaxially greenish, densely brown punctate, adaxially deep green, broadly orbicular, rarely suborbicular, 1.2-2 × 1.4-2.5 cm, conspicuously 5-7-veined on both surfaces, base truncate, apex truncate, apiculate. Cauline leaf sessile, semiamplexicaul, broadly ovate or reniform, ca. 1 × 1.5 cm, base truncate or subcordate, often with several rusty brown appendages. Flower ca. 1.5 cm in diam.; hypanthium turbinate. Sepals densely purple-brown punctate on both surfaces, oblong or ovate, ca. 4.5 × 3 mm, margin entire, apex obtuse. Petals white, densely purple-brown punctate, spatulate, ca. 8 × 4 mm, base cuneate, margin long fimbriate in proximal 2/3, apex rounded or obtuse. Anthers subglobose, ca. 2 mm; filaments ca. 5.5 mm; staminodes flat, ca. 4.5 mm, (3 or)4- or 5-lobed, lobes often with inconspicuous, globose glands at apex. Ovary ovoid; style ca. 2 mm; stigma 3-lobed, lobes short. Capsule unknown. Fl. Sep-Oct.

* Riversides. SW Guizhou (Anlong Xian).


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