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9. Parnassia petitmenginii H. Léveillé, Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. 8: 285. 1910.

贵阳梅花草 gui yang mei hua cao

Description from Flora of China

Stems 1-3, slender, 4-7 cm. Basal leaves numerous; petiole long, broadly winged along both sides; leaf blade abaxially dark green, adaxially deep green, spatulate, 5-10 mm, base cuneate, attenuate, apex rounded. Cauline leaf sessile, amplexicaul, small. Flower small, 5-8 mm in diam. Sepals oblong, ca. 1/2 as long as petals, apex obtuse. Petals white, broadly elliptic, veined, margin entire. Anthers white, subglobose; staminodes brown, ca. 1/2 as long as stamens, margin entire. Ovary conical.

The present authors have seen no specimens of this species; the above description is based on the protologue.

* C Guizhou (Guiyang Shi).


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