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Pyrola mattfeldiana H. Andr.


Description from Flora of China

Herbs 20–28 cm tall. Rhizome long, branched, ascending. Leaves 3–7, crowded at base of caudex; petiole usually shorter than blade; leaf blade abaxially brown, adaxially deep green, elliptic or oblong, 5–7.5 × 2–3 cm, thinly leathery, base cuneate, margin entire or with obscure small teeth, apex obtuse. Scapes thick, with 2 or 3 acute bracts; raceme 5–12-flowered, 3.5–5 cm. Pedicel 5–6 mm; bracts ovate-lanceolate, 5–6 mm. Flowers nodding, 7–8 mm in diam., subglobose. Sepals ovate-oblong or ovate-lanceolate, ca. 4 × 2 mm, margin yellowish, apex obtuse. Petals white, oblong, ca. 7 × 6 mm, apex rounded. Filaments glabrous, flattened, ca. 1.5 mm wide at base; anthers yellow, ca. 3 × 1.5 mm, tubules present. Style not exserted, earlier erect, later declined and curved, dilated at apex into a ring. Capsule 7–9 mm. Fl. Jun, fr. Jul.

Montane forests; 2600–3000 m. Guizhou, Sichuan.


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