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Polygonatum tessellatum Wang et Tang


Description from Flora of China

Rhizome moniliform, ca. 1.5 cm thick. Stem erect to arching, 50--80 cm, glabrous. Leaves in whorls of 3--5, occasionally also opposite, sessile, oblong-lanceolate to lanceolate, 7--12 × 1.5--2.5 cm, leathery, with 3 distinct, longitudinal veins and cross veins, apex acuminate. Inflorescences 1--3-flowered; peduncle very short; bracts caducous or absent. Pedicel 1.5--3.5 cm. Perianth pale yellow, 1--1.2 cm; lobes ca. 2.5 mm. Filaments slightly compressed, ca. 3 mm, papillose-scabrous; anthers 3--3.5 mm. Ovary ca. 4 mm. Style subequaling ovary. Berries red, ca. 8 mm in diam., 9--12-seeded; pedicel ascending at maturity. Fl. May, fr. Sep--Nov. 2 n = 60.

Rocks, trees in forests; 1600--2200 m. Guangxi, W Yunnan [Myanmar, Thailand].


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