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Aletris cinerascens

Description from Flora of China

Plants glabrous throughout. Rhizome not surrounded by a dense collar of fibers but sometimes by persistent, dead leaves. Leaves somewhat numerous, densely tufted, linear-lanceolate, 4--13 cm × 3--12.5 mm. Scape 8--35 cm. Raceme 2.5--19 cm, not covered with viscid secretion, laxly 10--23(or more)-flowered. Flowers distinctly pedicellate; pedicel 1--10 mm; bract borne at or near base of pedicel (sheathing, so sometimes appearing apical on very short pedicels), lanceolate, 3--7 mm, shorter than flower, apex obtuse; bracteole borne on proximal 1/2 of pedicel above bract. Perianth yellowish, 4--6 × 2--2.5 mm; tube very short, broadly funnelform; lobes strongly recurved or revolute, narrowly lanceolate, 3--4.5 × 1--1.5 mm, ca. 3 × tube length, apex obtuse. Capsule oblong-ovoid or ± ellipsoid, 5--7 × 3--3.5 mm, apex of valves abruptly narrowed; style 1.5--2.5 mm; stigma not or only slightly thickened. Fl. and fr. Jun--Nov.

* Grassy hilltops, dry slopes, forests; 2700--3100 m. Guangxi, WC Yunnan (Jingdong Xian).


 

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