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


Description from Flora of China

Herbs 11–19 cm tall. Rhizome long, slender, branched. Leaf solitary, basal; petiole ca. 3 cm; leaf blade glaucous abaxially, green adaxially, broadly elliptic or suborbicular, ca. 3 × 2.5 cm, thinly leathery, base subrounded, margin entire or crenulate, apex obtuse or rounded. Scape thick, with 3–5 ovate-lanceolate bracts, sheathed at base; raceme 5- or 6(–9)-flowered, 3–4(–8.5) cm. Pedicel 5–6 mm; bracts oblong-lanceolate, 6–7 mm, membranous. Flowers nodding. Sepals ovate-oblong or triangular-oblong, 3.5–4 × 2–2.5 mm, apex often acute. Petals white, ovate-oblong, 6–7 × 3–3.5 mm. Filaments glabrous; anthers yellow with purple, ellipsoid, 2.6–2.9 mm, tubules present. Style upper part curved upward, short, ca. 4 mm, dilated at apex into a ring; stigma shallowly 5-lobed. Capsule 5–6 mm in diam. Fl. Aug, fr. Sep.

Montane mixed forests; ca. 2700 m. Yunnan.


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