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Aletris alpestris Diels


Description from Flora of China

Aletris dielsii F. T. Wang & T. Tang.

Leaves numerous, densely tufted, linear, 1.5--8 cm × 2--4 mm. Scape very slender, wiry, often somewhat flexuous, 7--20 cm. Raceme 1--4 cm, laxly 4--10-flowered; rachis puberulent. Flowers distinctly pedicellate; pedicel 2--4 mm, puberulent; bract and bracteole borne at or near apex of pedicel; bract lanceolate, 1.5--4 mm, shorter than flower, glabrous, apex acute. Perianth white or pinkish white, 3.5--4.5 mm, glabrous but often densely papillose; tube cupular or campanulate; lobes recurved, lanceolate, 1.5--2 × 0.5--1 mm, 0.6--1 × tube length, apex of valves obtuse to acute. Capsule ovoid-globose, ca. 3 × 2.5 mm, apex abruptly narrowed; style ca. 0.3 mm; stigma not or only slightly thickened. Fl. Apr--Jul, fr. Aug--Sep.

* Cliffs, rocks in forests; 800--3900 m. Guizhou, Shaanxi, Sichuan, NE Yunnan (Yiliang Xian).


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