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


Description from Flora of China

Herbs 16–21 cm tall. Rhizome long creeping, somewhat slender, 0.5–1 mm in diam., branched. Leaves 2–6, appearing radical; petiole 1.8–2 cm; leaf blade pale green abaxially, green adaxially, elliptic or ovate-elliptic, ca. 2.5 × 1.5 cm, thinly leathery, base obtuse to broadly truncate, margin entire or crenulate, apex obtuse. Scape erect, 9–17 cm tall, glabrous, with 1 scalelike leaf at base; raceme 5–8(or 9)-flowered, 5–7 cm. Pedicels shorter than bracts, 3.5–4 mm; bracts broadly linear, 4–5 mm. Flower horizontal. Sepals triangular or ovate-triangular, ca. 2.5 × 2.5 mm, apex acute. Petals white. Style 6–7 mm at fruiting, straight to slightly curved, dilated at apex into a ring. Capsules 7–8 mm in diam. Fl. unknown.

Forests on shaded mountain slopes; ca. 1800 m. Shanxi.


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