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Fritillaria przewalskii Maxim. ex Batal.


Description from Flora of China

Fritillaria gansuensis S. C. Chen & G. D. Yu; F. przewalskii var. discolor Y. K. Yang & Y. S. Zhou; F. przewalskii f. emacula Y. K. Yang & J. K. Wu; F. przewalskii var. gannanica Y. K. Yang & J. Z. Ren; F. przewalskii var. tessellata Y. K. Yang & Y. S. Zhou.

Bulb of 2 scales, ovoid-globose, 6--13 mm in diam. Stem 15--50 cm. Leaves 4--7, basal 2 usually opposite, others alternate or occasionally subopposite; leaf blade linear to narrowly lanceolate, 3--9 cm × 3--6 mm, apex sometimes slightly curved. Inflorescence 1(or 2)-flowered; bract 1, apex slightly curved. Flower nodding, campanulate or narrowly so; pedicel 2--3 cm. Tepals pale yellow, speckled with blackish purple, narrowly oblong to obovate, 2--3 × 0.6--1.3 cm; nectaries inconspicuous. Stamens ca. 2/3 as long as tepals; filaments papillose. Style scarcely 3-lobed; lobes less than 1 mm. Capsule narrowly winged; wings ca. 1 mm wide. Fl. Jun--Jul, fr. Aug.

The bulbs are widely used medicinally.

* Thickets, grasslands; 2800--4400 m. S Gansu, E Qinghai, Sichuan.


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