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13. Fritillaria tortifolia X. Z. Duan & X. J. Zheng, Acta Phytotax. Sin. 25: 59. 1987.

托里贝母 tuo li bei mu

Description from Flora of China

Fritillaria tortifolia var. barlikensis X. Z. Duan & X. J. Zheng; F. tortifolia var. plena X. Z. Duan & X. J. Zheng; F. tortifolia var. wusunica X. Z. Duan & X. J. Zheng.

Bulb of 2 or 3 scales, ovoid, 1--3 cm or more in diam. Stem 20--40(--100) cm. Leaves 8--11, basal opposite or in a whorl of 3, others whorled and opposite; leaf blade linear to lanceolate, 5--5.5 × 0.8--2 cm, base spirally twisted, apex usually cirrose. Inflorescence 1(or more)-flowered; bracts 3, narrowly lanceolate, apex twisted, cirrose. Flower nodding, campanulate; pedicel 2.5--3 cm. Tepals whitish or yellowish, tessellated with purple or brown, suboblong, ca. 3 × 1--2 cm; nectaries projecting at a right angle abaxially. Stamens ca. 1.8 cm; filaments white, glabrous; anthers purplish, ca. 8 mm. Style 3-lobed; lobes ca. 3 mm. Capsule broadly winged; wings ca. 5 mm wide. Fl. Apr--May, fr. Jun. 2 n = 24*.

* Thickets, alpine grassy slopes; 1500--2100 m. NW Xinjiang.


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