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7. Stemona kerrii Craib, Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew. 1912: 408. 1912.

克氏百部 ke shi bai bu

Description from Flora of China

Stemona saxorum Gagnepain.

Vines shortly hairy. Roots (from N Thailand) 4--7 mm thick. Stems to 70 cm, base woody. Leaves alternate; petiole 2--3 cm, slender; leaf blade ovate to broadly so, 7--10 × 3--6 cm, membranous, veins 11--13, base deeply cordate, apex acuminate. Inflorescences axillary, racemes, few flowered; peduncle filiform, 1.5--2 cm; bracts small, ca. 3 mm. Perianth segments pink, 10--15 × 3--4 mm, margin of inner ones crenulate, apex acute. Stamens equaling or longer than perianth; filaments very short; anthers 5--6 mm, separated by a lamellate outgrowth of connective; appendage apical, with a fleshy outgrowth below apex. Capsule (from N Thailand) globose-ovoid, 8--10 × 6--9 mm, 1- or 2-seeded.

The material from Yunnan, Henry 10935 (K), deviates somewhat from specimens from N Thailand in having larger flowers.

Mountain slopes; ca. 1700 m. S Yunnan [N Thailand, Vietnam].


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