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34. Barnardia Lindley, Bot. Reg. 12: t. 1029. 1826.

绵枣儿属 mian zao er shu

Description from Flora of China

Herbs perennial, bulbiferous. Bulb covered with a tunic. Leaves basal, sessile, linear to subovate. Scape erect, simple, naked. Inflorescence a terminal raceme, usually many flowered; bracts small, membranous. Pedicels articulate. Perianth segments 6, ascending or spreading, free to slightly connate at base. Stamens 6, inserted at base or near middle of perianth segments; filaments slender or slightly dilated toward base; anthers dorsifixed, introrse. Ovary 3-loculed; ovules 1 or 2(or 8--10) per locule. Style filiform; stigma small. Fruit a capsule, globose to obovoid, loculicidal. Seeds black, sometimes angular.

Two species: one in China, Japan, Korea, and Russia, the other in NW Africa and SW Europe.

(Authors: Chen Xinqi (陈心启 Chen Sing-chi); Minoru N. Tamura)


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