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Krasnovia M. Pop. ex Schischk.


Description from Flora of China

Herbs perennial. Tuber globose. Stem ribbed, simple or branched, softly pilose, tapering below soil level and easily broken from the tuber. Leaves 2–4-ternate-pinnate/pinnatisect. Bracts absent or caducous; rays conspicuously unequal; bracteoles 5. Calyx teeth obsolete. Petals obovate, notched with inflexed apex, outer petals slightly enlarged (radiate). Stylopodium short-conic; styles recurved, 3 times as long as stylopodium, caducous. Fruit ovoid-oblong, slightly flattened laterally, smooth, apex constricted; ribs prominent, protruding; vittae 1 per broad furrow, 2 on commissure. Seed slightly laterally flattened, face deeply sulcate.

One species: China, Kazakhstan.

(Authors: Pan Zehui (潘泽惠); Mark F. Watson)


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