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87. Polygonum coriarium Grigorjev, Trudy Bot. Inst. Acad. Nauk SSSR, Ser. 1, Fl. Sist. Vyssh. Rast. 1: 101. 1933.

白花神血宁 bai hua shen xue ning

Aconogonon bucharicum (Grigorjev) Holub; A. coriarium (Grigorjev) Soják; A. coriarium subsp. bucharicum (Grigorjev) Soják; Pleuropteropyrum bucharicum (Grigorjev) Nevski; Polygonum bucharicum Grigorjev.

Herbs perennial. Roots robust. Stems erect, 100-150 cm tall, branched, striate, glabrous. Petiole 3-4 mm; leaf blade greenish abaxially, green adaxially, ovate or ovate-lanceolate, 5-10 × 2-4 cm, abaxially pubescent, adaxially nearly glabrous, base broadly cuneate, margin bristly ciliate, apex acuminate or acute; ocrea caducous, brown, tubular, 1.5-2.5 cm, membranous, sparsely long villous. Inflorescence terminal, paniculate; branches spreading, rachis and branches glabrous; bracts lanceolate, each 1- or 2-flowered. Pedicel 3-4 mm, not articulate, dilated above. Perianth white, 5-parted; tepals obovate, 3-3.5 mm. Stamens 8, included. Styles 3; stigmas capitate. Achenes equaling persistent perianth, shiny, broadly ovoid, trigonous, 3-4 mm, smooth. Fl. Jun-Jul, fr. Aug-Sep.

Mountain slopes, valleys; 1500-2900 m. Xinjiang [Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan].


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