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Neomartinella violifolia (Levl.) Pilger


Description from Flora of China

Martinella violifolia H. Léveillé, Bull. Soc. Bot. France 60: 290. 1904; Esquiroliella violifolia (H. Léveillé) H. Léveillé.

Herbs (4-)7-17(-20) cm tall, scapose. Stems erect, simple, leafless, few to several from base. Basal leaves rosulate; petiole (1.5-)3-10(-14) cm; leaf blade cordate, reniform, or suborbicular, (0.8-)1.5-4(-5) × (0.6-)1-3.5(-4) cm, base cordate, margin crenate-repand or rarely subentire, with apiculate callosities to 1 mm, apex rounded or obtuse. Cauline leaves absent. Fruiting pedicels suberect or spreading, filiform, (1-)1.5-4(-7) cm, a few solitary and originate from center of rosette. Sepals ovate, 1.5-2 × 1-1.2 mm. Petals white, obcordate, 4-5.5 × 2-3 mm. Filaments white, 1.5-2 mm; anthers ovate, 0.4-0.5 mm. Ovules 10-20 per ovary. Fruit oblong-linear to oblong, 5-12 × 1-1.5 mm, slightly compressed, subtorulose; valves with an obscure midvein; style absent or rarely to 0.2 mm. Seeds suborbicular, slightly flattened, 0.6-0.9 mm in diam. Fl. Feb-Apr, fr. Mar-May.

* Rocky areas; 800-1600 m. Guizhou, Hubei, Hunan, Sichuan, Yunnan.


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