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Tongoloa silaifolia (de Boiss.) Wolff


Description from Flora of China

Pimpinella silaifolia H. de Boissieu, Bull. Herb. Boissier, sér. 2, 2: 809. 1902; Pimpinella fortunatii H. de Boissieu; P. peucedanifolia H. de Boissieu; Tongoloa fortunatii (H. de Boissieu) Pimenov & Kljuykov; T. peucedanifolia (H. de Boissieu) H. Wolff.

Plants 28–60 cm. Root brown, conic. Stem purplish, branched. Basal and lower petioles 6–12 cm, sheaths oblong-inflated; blade broadly ovate, (3–)5–8 × (2–)4–6 cm, 2–3-ternate/pinnate; pinnae short petiolulate; ultimate segments linear, 5–18 × 1–2 mm, apex acute. Primary umbels 3–12 cm across; bracts absent; rays 8–22, 3–6 cm, subequal; bracteoles usually absent or 1–5, linear, shorter to longer than the flowers; umbellules 10–25-flowered, ca. 1 cm across; pedicels unequal. Calyx teeth minute, ovate or semi-orbicular. Petals long-obovate, purplish-red sometimes white, 1–1.2 × ca. 0.8 mm. Anthers pur-plish-red, sometimes white. Stylopodium dark purple, short-conic. Fruit broadly ovoid, ca. 1.8–2.2 × 1.2–1.5 mm; ribs filiform. Fl. Jul–Sep, Fr. Sep–Oct. n = 8*.

Some authors consider this taxon to be conspecific with Tongoloa stewardii. It has reputed medicinal value (in Shaanxi).

Damp grasslands; 2200–4000 m. Chongqing, Qinghai, Shaanxi, Sichuan, Yunnan.


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