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Eranthis stellata Maxim.


Description from Flora of China

Eranthis uncinata Turczaninow var. puberula Regel & Maack; Shibateranthis stellata (Maximowicz) Nakai.

Rhizome globose, 8--11 mm in diam. Basal leaf 1 or absent, small, glabrous, long petiolate; petiole ca. 17 cm; leaf blade orbicular-reniform, ca. 6 × 10 mm, 3-sect; central segment broadly ovate, lateral segments subflabellate. Scape to 20 cm tall, glabrous. Bracts to 2.5--3.5 cm, 3-parted; lobes lanceolate or linear-lanceolate, glabrous. Pedicel 4--10 mm, to 2.5 cm at fruiting, usually spreading pubescent, sometimes glandular pubescent. Flower 1.6--2 cm in diam. Sepals 5--8, yellow, narrowly ovate, elliptic, or oblong, 7--10 × 2.2--5 mm, apex acuminate or slightly obtuse, glabrous. Petals ca. 10, funnelform, 3.5--5 mm, shortly stalked, distally bifurcate. Stamens 5--7 mm, glabrous; anthers ca. 1.2 mm. Follicles 6--9, glandular pubescent, stalk ca. 2 mm; persistent style ca. 3 mm. Seeds dark purple, subglobose, ca. 1.6 mm in diam. Fl. Mar--Apr, fr. May.

Forests, grasslands. Jilin, Liaoning [N Korea, Russia (Far East)].


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