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Ophiopogon clavatus C. H. Wright ex Oliver


Description from Flora of China

Mondo clavatum (C. H. Wright ex Oliver) Farwell.

Plants stoloniferous; stolons with spaced nodes. Leaves basal, tufted; petiole 2.5--10 cm; leaf blade abaxially glaucous, narrowly oblong to suboblanceolate, 5--12 × 0.5--1.3 cm, 5--7-veined, base attenuate, apex subrounded or obtuse. Scape 7--11 cm. Inflorescence a raceme, 1--3(or 4)-flowered; bracts ovate, ca. 7 mm, margin membranous. Flowers solitary; pedicel 5--8 mm, articulate near apex. Tepals scarcely spreading, white, tinged purplish, suboblong, ca. 1.2 cm × 3--4.5 mm. Filaments ca. 2 mm; anthers ca. 7 mm. Style ca. 1 cm, slender. Seeds deep blue at maturity, ellipsoid, ca. 8 mm in diam. Fl. May--Jun, fr. Jul--Aug. 2 n = 36*.

* Forests, sparse forests, hillsides along streams; 1000--1600 m. Guangdong, Guangxi, NE Guizhou (Fanjing Shan), Hubei, Hunan, Sichuan.


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