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6. Fritillaria yuzhongensis G. D. Yu & Y. S. Zhou in S. C. Chen et al., Acta Bot. Yunnan. 7: 146. 1985.

榆中贝母 yu zhong bei mu

Description from Flora of China

Fritillaria cirrhosa D. Don var. brevistigma Y. K. Yang & J. K. Wu; F. glabra (P. Y. Li) S. C. Chen var. shanxiensis S. C. Chen; F. lanzhouensis Y. K. Yang et al.; F. lishiensis Y. K. Yang & J. K. Wu; F. lishiensis var. yichengensis Y. K. Yang & P. P. Ling; F. taipaiensis P. Y. Li var. ningxiaensis Y. K. Yang & J. K. Wu; F. taipaiensis var. yuxiensis Y. K. Yang et al.

Bulb of 2 or 3 scales, ovoid, 0.7--1.3 cm in diam. Stem 20--50 cm. Leaves 6--9, basal 2 opposite, others alternate or sometimes subopposite; leaf blade linear to narrowly lanceolate, 3--8 cm × 2--4(--6) mm, apex usually curved or cirrose. Inflorescence 1(or 2)-flowered; bracts 3, apex cirrose. Flower nodding, campanulate; pedicel 7--10 mm. Tepals yellowish green, slightly tessellated with purple, suboblong to subovate, 2--4 × 0.6--1.8 cm; nectaries suborbicular, projecting abaxially. Stamens 1.2--2.4 cm; filaments sometimes laxly papillose. Style 3-lobed; lobes 2--4 mm. Capsule narrowly winged. Fl. Jun. 2 n = 24*.

The bulbs are used medicinally.

* Grassy slopes; 1800--3500 m. Gansu, Henan, Ningxia, Shaanxi, Shanxi.


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