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2. Apocynum pictum Schrenk, Bull. Cl. Phys.-Math. Acad. Imp. Sci. Saint-Pétersbourg, sér. 2. 2: 115. 1844.

白麻 bai ma

Description from Flora of China

Apocynum hendersonii J. D. Hooker; Poacynum hendersonii (J. D. Hooker) Woodson; P. pictum (Schrenk) Baillon.

Stems to 2 m tall. Branchlets pubescent when young, soon glabrous. Leaves usually alternate; petiole 2-5 mm, rarely shorter; leaf blade oblong to ovate, 1.5-4 X 0.2-2.3 cm, closely denticulate, granulose. Sepals ovate or triangular, 1.5-4 mm. Corolla pink or purplish red, often with distinct darker markings; tube basin-shaped, 2.5-7 mm; lobes broadly triangular, 2.5-4 mm; corona inserted at base of corolla tube, lobes broadly triangular, apex long acuminate. Follicles slender, pendulous, 10-30 cm X 3-4 mm. Seeds narrowly ovoid, 2.5-3 mm; coma 1.5-2.5 cm. Fl. Apr-Sep, fr. Jul-Dec.

Same uses as the preceding species.

Salt-barren areas, desert margins, riversides. Gansu, Qinghai, Xinjiang [Kazakhstan, Mongolia]


 

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