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22. Fritillaria anhuiensis S. C. Chen & S. F. Yin in S. F. Yin, Acta Phytotax. Sin. 21: 100. 1983.

安徽贝母 an hui bei mu

Description from Flora of China

Fritillaria anhuiensis var. albiflora S. C. Chen & S. F. Yin; F. anhuiensis f. jinzhaiensis Y. K. Yang & J. Z. Shao; F. ebeiensis G. D. Yu & G. Q. Ji; F. ebeiensis var. purpurea G. D. Yu & P. Li; F. hupehensis P. K. Hsiao & K. C. Hsia var. dabieshanensis M. B. Deng & K. Yao; F. shuchengensis Y. K. Yang et al.; F. wuyangensis Z. Y. Gao.

Bulb of 2 or 3 subreniform scales, 1--2 cm in diam., with many smaller bulbels inside; bulbels ricelike, ovoid, obtusely conical or somewhat rhombic, varying in size. Stem 10--50 cm. Leaves 6--18, basal ones usually opposite or whorled, middle and distal ones vertilcillate, opposite, or alternate; leaf blade oblong-lanceolate, 10--15 × 0.5--2(--3.5) cm, apex acuminate. Inflorescence 1- or 2(--4)-flowered; bracts usually 3, apex acuminate. Flowers nodding, tubular-campanulate; pedicel 1--3 cm. Tepals commonly yellowish white or yellowish green spotted or tessellated with purple, rarely pure white or purple, oblong to elliptic, 3--5 × 1--1.5 cm; nectaries projecting abaxially. Filaments ca. 2 mm, glabrous. Style 3-lobed; lobes 2--6 mm. Capsule broadly winged; wings 5--10 mm wide. Fl. Mar--Apr, fr. May--Jun. 2 n = 24*.

Cultivated in Anhui for its bulbs, which are used medicinally.

* Forests, thickets, grassy slopes; 600--900 m. Anhui, Henan.


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