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Fritillaria crassicaulis S. C. Chen


Description from Flora of China

Fritillaria omeiensis S. C. Chen; F. wabuensis S. Y. Tang & S. C. Yueh.

Bulb of 2 scales, ovoid, 2--5 cm in diam.; tunic rather thick. Stem 30--80 cm, usually white farinose distally. Leaves 10--18, basal 2 usually opposite, middle and distal ones whorled, opposite, or alternate; leaf blade oblong-lanceolate to lanceolate, 7--13 × 1--2.6 cm, apex acuminate. Inflorescence 1(--3)-flowered; bracts 3, apex acuminate. Flower nodding, campanulate; pedicel 2--2.5 cm. Tepals yellow or greenish yellow, spotted or slightly tessellated with purple, suboblong, 4--5 × 1.3--1.8 cm; nectaries brownish yellow. Stamens ca. 2 cm; filaments slightly papillose; anthers 8--10 mm. Style 3-lobed; lobes 2--3 mm. Capsule narrowly winged. Fl. May--Jun, fr. Jul--Aug.

The bulbs are used medicinally.

* Forests, alpine grasslands; 2500--3400 m. SW Sichuan, NW Yunnan.


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