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Polygonatum punctatum Royle ex Kunth


Description from Flora of China

Disporopsis mairei H. Léveillé; Polygonatum anomalum Hua; P. marmoratum H. Léveillé; P. mengtzense F. T. Wang & T. Tang; P. parcefolium F. T. Wang & T. Tang; P. sinomairei F. T. Wang & T. Tang.

Rhizome ± moniliform, 1--1.5 cm thick, with dense, fleshy roots. Stem arching, usually spotted with lilac, (10--)30--70 cm, sometimes papillose distally. Leaves alternate or occasionally also subopposite; petiole short; leaf blade ± shiny, ovate to lanceolate, rarely slightly falcate, 6--14 × 1.5--5 cm, usually with distinct cross veins, apex ± acuminate and obtuse tipped. Inflorescences racemose, 2--6(--8)-flowered; peduncle 5--12 mm; bracts caducous or absent. Flowers pendulous to erect; pedicel 2--10 mm. Perianth white, sometimes greenish spotted with lilac, ± urceolate, 7--9(--11) mm; lobes 1.5--2 mm. Filaments filiform, 0.5--1 mm, smooth to scabrous; anthers 1.5--2 mm. Ovary 2--2.5(--4) mm. Style 1.5--2.5 mm; stigma slightly dilated. Berries red, ca. 7 mm in diam., 8--10-seeded. Fl. Apr--Jun, fr. Sep--Nov. 2 n = (26), 30.

On rocks or trees in forests; 1100--2700 m. Guangxi, Guizhou, Hainan, ?S Shaanxi (Qin Ling), Sichuan, Xizang, Yunnan [Bhutan, NE India, Myanmar, Nepal, Sikkim, Thailand, Vietnam].


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