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Clintonia udensis Trantv. et Mey.


Description from Flora of China

Clintonia alpina Kunth ex Baker; C. udensis var. alpina (Kunth ex Baker) H. Hara.

Rhizome stiff, ca. 5 mm in thick, covered with fibrous sheaths. Leaves 3--5, ± petiolate, obovate, elliptic-obovate, or oblanceolate, 8--25 × 3--16 cm, margin pubescent when young. Scape 10--20 cm, usually to 60 cm in fruit, leafless, densely white pubescent. Raceme 3--12-flowered; bracts caducous; pedicels densely pubescent, 1--7 cm in fruit. Tepals white or sometimes bluish, oblong, 7--12 × 3--4 mm, puberulent abaxially. Stamens 4--6(--8) mm. Pistil 6--8 mm; style 3--5 mm. Berry blackish blue, globose or ellipsoid, 7--12 × 7--10 mm, many seeded. Fl. May--Jun, fr. Jul--Oct. 2 n = 14, 28.

Sparse forests, alpine forests; 1600--4000 m. Gansu, Hebei, Heilongjiang, Henan, Hubei, Jilin, Liaoning, Shaanxi, Shanxi, Sichuan, Xizang, Yunnan [Bhutan, India, Japan, Korea, Myanmar, Russia (Far East, Siberia), Sikkim].


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