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Veratrum oblongum Loes. f.


Description from Flora of China

Veratrum maximowiczii Baker var. hupehense Pampanini.

Plants rather slender, to 1 m tall, basally with brown, reticulate fibers formed from disintegrated sheaths. Leaves long petiolate; leaf blade narrowly elliptic to oblong-lanceolate, usually 20--30 × 2--6 cm, usually papillose-pubescent along abaxial veins, base cuneate, apex long acuminate. Panicle to 80 cm, with many lateral branches ca. 15 cm, sometimes basal branches with branchlets, laxly many flowered; rachis woolly; bracts 2--5 mm, much shorter than pedicel. Pedicel slender, 1--1.5 cm. Tepals spreading or recurved, purple, oblong, 5--7(--8) × 2--3 mm, base not clawed, apex obtuse; outer tepals pubescent at abaxial base. Stamens 2.5--3.5 mm. Ovary glabrous. Capsule erect, 1.5--2 × ca. 0.7 cm. Fl. and fr. Aug--Sep.

* Shrubby slopes; 1000--2100 m. W Hubei, Jiangxi, E Sichuan.


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