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Fritillaria walujewii Regel


Description from Flora of China

Fritillaria tianshanica Y. K. Yang & L. R. Hsu; F. walujewii var. plena X. Z. Duan & X. J. Zheng; F. walujewii var. shawanensis X. Z. Duan & X. J. Zheng; F. xinyuanensis Y. K. Yang & J. K. Wu.

Bulb of 2 scales, 1--2.5 cm in diam. Stem 20--50 cm. Leaves 7--13, basal 2 opposite, middle ones commonly in whorls of 3--5, distal ones opposite or alternate; leaf blade linear to lanceolate, 5.5--10 cm × 2--9 mm, attenuate to a sharp and slightly cirrose point. Inflorescence 1-flowered (or with 2 or more flowers on robust plants); bracts 3, apex strongly cirrose. Flower nodding, campanulate; pedicel 2--3 cm. Tepals usually purple, occasionally whitish green, spotted and slightly tessellated with purple, suboblong or oblong-elliptic, 3--5 × 1--1.5 cm; nectaries projecting at a right angle abaxially. Stamens 1/2--2/3 as long as tepals; filaments glabrous. Style 3-lobed; lobes 2--3 mm. Capsule broadly winged; wings 4--5 mm wide. Fl. May--Jun, fr. Jul--Aug. 2 n = 24*.

Fritillaria walujewii is a vulnerable species in China.

Openings in Picea forests, thickets, meadows, steppes; 1300--2000 m. Xinjiang [Kazakhstan].


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