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Pyrola markonica Y. L. Chou et R. C. Zhou


Description from Flora of China

Herbs 8–10 cm tall. Rhizome long, slender, branched. Leaves 4–7, basal, petiole 1–2 cm; leaf blade light green abaxially, deep green adaxially, broadly obovate-elliptic or elliptic, 1.8–2.5 × 1.2–1.7 cm, subleathery, base rounded or broadly cuneate, margin minutely glandular sinuate, apex obtuse. Scape subtended by 2 or 3 ovate-oblong, scalelike leaves; raceme 6–8-flowered, 1.5–2 cm. Pedicel 3–4 mm; bracts lanceolate, 6.5–7 mm, longer than pedicel, membranous. Flowers slightly nodding, broadly cup-shaped, 1–1.5 cm in diam. Sepals oblong, 4–4.5 × 2–2.5 mm, apex cuspidate. Petals purplish red, obovate-oblong, 8–9 × 5–6 mm, apex rounded. Filaments glabrous; anthers yellow, ca. 3 mm, tubules present, with acuminate base and projecting at apex. Style exserted, curved, ca. 7 mm, apex dilated but without ring-shaped protuberance. Capsules ca. 6 mm in diam. Fl. Jul–Aug, fr. Aug–Sep.

Abies and Picea forests; ca. 3500 m. Sichuan.


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