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3. Fritillaria sichuanica S. C. Chen, Acta Bot. Yunnan. 5: 371. 1983.

华西贝母 hua xi bei mu

Description from Flora of China

Fritillaria chuanbeiensis Y. K. Yang et al.; F. chuanbeiensis var. huyabeimu Y. K. Yang & D. H. Jiang; F. cirrhosa D. Don var. ecirrhosa Franchet; F. fujiangensis Y. K. Yang et al.; F. glabra (P. Y. Li) S. C. Chen var. qingchuanensis (Y. K. Yang & J. K. Wu) S. Y. Tang & S. C. Yueh; F. mellea S. Y. Tang & S. C. Yueh; F. pingwuensis Y. K. Yang & J. K. Wu; F. przewalskii Maximowicz var. longistigma Y. K. Yang & J. K. Wu; F. qingchuanensis Y. K. Yang & J. K. Wu; F. taipaiensis P. Y. Li var. zhouquensis S. C. Chen & G. D. Yu; F. wenxianensis Y. K. Yang & J. K. Wu; F. xibeiensis Y. K. Yang et al.

Bulb of 2 or 3 scales, ovoid-globose, 1--2 cm in diam. Stem 20--50 cm. Leaves 4--10, basal ones generally opposite, middle and distal ones usually alternate and opposite, very rarely also whorled; leaf blade linear to linear-lanceolate, 3--14 cm × 2--8 mm, apex not cirrose. Inflorescence 1- or 2(or 3)-flowered; bract solitary. Flowers nodding, campanulate; pedicel 0.8--2.5 cm. Tepals yellowish green, spotted and tessellated with purple (sometimes very densely so to become purple), oblong or obovate-elliptic, 2.5--4 cm × 5--13 mm; nectaries ovate to oblong, slightly projecting abaxially. Stamens 1.5--2.5 cm; filaments glabrous or papillose. Style 3-lobed; lobes 2--4 mm. Capsule narrowly winged. Fl. May--Jun, fr. Aug--Oct. 2 n = 24*.

The bulbs are used medicinally.

* Hill thickets, grassy slopes; 2000--4000 m. S Gansu, S Qinghai, W Sichuan.


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