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57. Parnassia guilinensis G. Z. Li & S. C. Tang, Guihaia. 19: 341. 1999.

桂林梅花草 gui lin mei hua cao

Stems 1 or 2, 10-20 cm, usually with 1 leaf near middle. Basal leaves (7 or)8(-13); petiole 1-9 cm; leaf blade abaxially gray-white, adaxially green, ovate to oblong-ovate, (1-)2.5-4.5(-5.5) × (0.8-)1.5-2.5(-3) cm, inconspicuously 5-7-veined on both surfaces, base rounded or subtruncate, apex obtuse or acute. Cauline leaf sessile, semiamplexicaul, similar to basal ones but smaller. Flower ca. 2 cm in diam.; hypanthium inconspicuous. Sepals green, ovate, ca. 5 × 4 mm. Petals white, broadly obovate, ca. 1.2 cm × 8 mm, base with a claw ca. 3 mm, margin slightly undulate, apex emarginate. Anthers ellipsoid; filaments 2-7 mm; staminodes ca. 3 mm, 5-branched to middle, branches globose glandular at apex. Ovary superior, yellowish, ovoid, ca. 1.5 cm; styles ca. 1 mm; stigma slightly cleft. Fl. Aug.

* Streamsides; ca. 600 m. NE Guangxi (Xing'an Xian).

The present authors have seen no specimens of this species; the above description is based on the protologue.


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