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Pyrola elegantula H. Andr.


Description from Flora of China

Pyrola elegantula var. jiangxiensis Y. L. Chou & R. C. Zhou.

Herbs 14–25 cm tall. Rhizome long, slender, branched. Leaves 3–6, crowded at base of caudex; petiole 2–3 cm; leaf blade light green abaxially, deep green adaxially, narrowly oblong, 4–8 × 1.5–3 cm, thinly leathery, base cuneate, decurrent to petiole, margin with remote minute teeth, apex acute. Scape slender, with 1 or 2 scalelike leaves; raceme 4–6-flowered, 2–4 cm. Pedicel 4–9 mm; bracts lanceolate, 4–9 mm, membranous. Flowers spreading, broadly cup-shaped, 1–1.5 cm in diam. Sepals narrowly ligulate, 3–6 × 1–2 mm, apex acuminate. Petals white, obovate-oblong, 7–10 × 4–6 mm, apex rounded. Filaments 5–6 mm, glabrous; anthers yellow, 3–4 mm, tubules present. Style exserted, curved, 9–13 mm, dilated at apex into a ring. Capsules 8–10 mm in diam. Fl. Jun, fr. Jul.

Montane forests; 1200–1800 m. Fujian, Guangdong.


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