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1a. Duchesnea indica var. indica

蛇莓(原变种) she mei (yuan bian zhong)

Fragaria indica Andrews, Bot. Repos. 7: t. 479. 1807; Duchesnea indica var. major Makino; Potentilla indica (Andrews) Th. Wolf.

Leaflets 2–3.5(–5) × 1–3 cm, both surfaces together with petiole pilose or adaxially glabrous. Flowers 1.5–2.5 cm in diam.; pedicel 3–6 cm, pilose. 2n = 84.

Mountain slopes, meadows, river banks, wet places; below 1800 m. Provinces S of Liaoning [Afghanistan, Bhutan, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Nepal, Sikkim; naturalized in Africa, Europe, and North America].

This variety is used medicinally.


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