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Pyrola morrisonensis

Description from Flora of China

Pyrola elliptica Nuttall var. morrisonensis Hayata, Bot. Mag.(Tokyo) 20: 18. 1906.

Herbs to 20 cm tall. Rhizome ascending, slender, branched. Leaves 3–8, basal, alternate or subopposite; petiole 5–6 cm, complanate; leaf blade slightly green abaxially, green adaxially, ovate-suborbicular to ovate-rhombic, 2–3 × 2–2.5 cm, base rounded or truncate to subacute, margin crenulate-serrulate, apex rounded, obtuse, or emarginate. Scape 4–8.5(–25) cm; scales narrowed; raceme 6–11-flowered, 10–25 cm. Pedicel 7–8 mm; bracts narrowly oblong, ca. 8 × 3 mm, apex acute. Flowers ± nodding, saucer-shaped, ca. 1.5 cm in diam. Sepals ovate, ca. 2.5 × 2 mm, apex obtuse or acute. Petals white, orbicular-oblong, 6–7 × 5–6 mm, margin obscurely denticulate, apex rounded. Filaments 6–7 mm; anthers yellow, occasionally with purple, 2–2.6 × 1–1.5 mm, tubules present. Style upper part curved upward, 7–9 mm, exserted, dilated at apex into ring. Capsules ca. 5 mm in diam. Fl. and fr. unknown.

High mountains; 1900–3200 m. Taiwan.


 

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