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Polygonatum hirtellum Hand.-Mazz.


Description from Flora of China

Polygonatum alternicirrhosum Handel-Mazzetti var. piliferum P. Y. Li.

Rhizome moniliform, 1--2 cm thick, with ovoid-globose annual knots. Stem erect, 30--100 cm, hirsutulous. Leaves alternate or in whorls of 3, sometimes also opposite, sessile, oblong-lanceolate to lanceolate, 3--10 × 0.7--1.5 cm, hirsutulous particularly on abaxial veins, margin slightly crisped, apex slightly curved to strongly cirrose. Inflorescences (1 or)2- or 3-flowered; peduncle (1--)4--10 mm, hirsutulous; bracts lanceolate, very small, membranous, caducous, or absent. Flowers pendulous; pedicel 2--4 mm, hirsutulous. Perianth white, cylindric-campanulate, 7--8 mm; lobes 1.5--2 mm. Filaments very short, ca. 0.5 mm; anthers ca. 1.5 mm. Ovary ca. 2 mm. Style ca. 1 mm. Fl. Jun.

* Forests, open slopes; 1000--2900 m. S Gansu, ?S Shaanxi (Qin Ling), Sichuan.


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