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Theropogon Maxim.

夏须草属

Description from Flora of China

Herbs perennial, shortly rhizomatous, with several membranous sheaths surrounding leaf bases. Roots thick, densely hairy. Leaves basal, tufted, sessile, grasslike. Scape erect, angled and narrowly winged. Inflorescence a terminal raceme, many flowered; bracts 2 at base of each pedicel. Flowers solitary or rarely paired; pedicel usually curved, articulate apically. Tepals 6, free. Stamens 6, inserted at base of tepals; filaments flattened, membranous, slightly connate basally; anthers basifixed. Ovary ovoid, 3-loculed; ovules 6--10 per locule. Style slender, elongate; stigma small. Fruit a berry. Seeds several, subglobose, thinly coated.

One species: Bhutan, China, India, Nepal, Sikkim.

(Authors: Liang Songyun (梁松筠 Liang Song-jun); Minoru N. Tamura)


 

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