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50. Parnassia yiliangensis T. C. Ku, Bull. Bot. Res., Harbin. 7(1): 48. 1987.

彝良梅花草 yi liang mei hua cao

Stems ca. 3, ca. 10 cm, with 1 leaf proximally. Basal leaves ca. 6; petiole 2.5-3.5 cm; leaf blade abaxially greenish, densely purple punctate, adaxially deep green, reniform, 1.5-2.5 × 1.8-3 cm, conspicuously arcuate 7-9-veined abaxially, base deeply cordate, apex rounded, apiculate. Cauline leaf sessile, semiamplexicaul, similar to basal ones but smaller, base sometimes with a few caducous, rusty brown appendages. Flower ca. 1.8 cm in diam.; hypanthium inconspicuous. Sepals oblong, ca. 5 × 2.5 mm, conspicuously parallel veined adaxially, margin entire, apex rounded. Petals white, spatulate, ca. 1.1 cm × 5 mm, base cuneate into a claw ca. 1.2 mm, margin long fimbriate in proximal 2/3, entire or repand in distal 1/3, apex rounded. Anthers oblong, ca. 2 mm; filaments 1.6-5.5 mm; staminodes flat, ca. 4 mm, 5-parted, 3 central lobes ca. 2.5 mm, 2 lateral ones ca. 0.8 mm. Ovary superior, densely purple punctate, obovoid; style ca. 1.8 mm; stigma 3-lobed, lobes short. Capsule unknown. Fl. Aug-Sep.

* Moist streamsides on slopes; 1800-1900 m. NE Yunnan (Yiliang Xian).

WU Ding, GAO Lian-MIng, WANG Hong & LI De-zhu (Acta Bot. Yunnan. 26: 628-630. 2004) treat this as a synonym of Parnassia monochorifolia Franchet.


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