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12a. Fritillaria thunbergii var. thunbergii

浙贝母 (原变种) zhe bei mu (yuan bian zhong)

Description from Flora of China

Uvularia cirrhosa Thunberg, Fl. Jap. 136. 1784; Fritillaria austroanhuiensis Y. K. Yang & J. K. Wu; F. collicola Hance; F. verticillata Willdenow var. thunbergii (Miquel) Baker.

Bulb of 2(or 3) scales, 1.5--3 cm in diam. Stem 50--80 cm. Leaves mostly alternate. 2 n = 24*.

Widely cultivated in China for its bulbs, which are used medicinally.

* Bamboo forests, shady and moist places; near sea level to 600 m. Anhui, Jiangsu, Zhejiang.


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