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Ostericum sieboldii (Miq.) Nakai


Description from Flora of China

Plants 0.5–1.5 m. Root stout, brown, 2–3-branched. Stem ribbed, glabrous or sparsely pubescent. Petioles acute-triangular in cross section, 5–20 cm, sheaths triangular-ovate; leaf blade triangular-ovate, 20–45 × 17–40 cm, 2–3-ternate-pinnate; leaflets subsessile or short-petiolulate, long-ovate to elliptic, 2.5–12 × 1–6 cm, base obliquely cordate to cuneate, margin coarse-toothed or serrate, apex acuminate, glabrous or hispidulous along nerves. Umbels 4–8 cm across; bracts 1–2, narrow-lanceolate; rays 7–13, unequal, scabrous; bracteoles 6–10, linear-lanceolate, unequal; umbellules ca. 20-flowered; pedicels glabrous. Calyx teeth ovate. Petals white, broad-ovate. Fruit ellipsoid, 4–5.5 × 3.5–4 mm; dorsal ribs prominent, lateral ribs broad-winged; vittae 1–3 in each furrow, 4–6(–8) on commissure. Fl. Aug–Sep, fr. Sep–Oct.

Forests, ravines, grassy slopes, grasslands; 600–1200 m. Hebei, Heilongjiang, Jilin, Liaoning, Nei Mongol, Shaanxi, Shandong [Japan, Korea, Russia].


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