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Tofieldia divergens Bur. et Franch.


Description from Flora of China

Tofieldia brevistyla Franchet; T. esquirolii H. Léveillé; T. labordei H. Léveillé & Vaniot; T. tenella Handel-Mazzetti; T. yunnanensis Franchet.

Leaves 3--22 cm × 2--4 mm, rather rigid, margin scabrous, apex acuminate, veins inconspicuous. Scape 8--35 cm, usually with 1 or 2 linear leaves in proximal part. Racemes 2--10 cm, many flowered. Flowers ascending to slightly nodding; pedicel (1--)1.5--3(--7) mm at anthesis; bracteole 1, cupular, apically slightly 3-lobed. Perianth segments white, narrowly oblanceolate to narrowly elliptic, 2--3 × 0.4--0.5 mm. Stamens protruding from perianth. Ovary oblong-ovoid, ca. 3 mm, 3-lobed to 3-fid apically. Styles rather slender, 0.5--1 mm, obviously longer than anthers. Capsule horizontally spreading to nodding, obovoid-trigonous or ellipsoid, ca. 3 × 2 mm, apically 3-fid to 3-parted, with persistent styles 1--1.5 mm and stigmas scarcely thickened. Seeds linear-fusiform, ca. 1 × 0.5 mm, without a white, longitudinal band. Fl. Jun--Aug, fr. Jul--Sep.

* Crevices on rocks or cliffs, moist grassy slopes, forests; 1000--4300 m. W Guizhou, SW Sichuan, Yunnan.


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