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Ophiopogon sparsiflorus

Description from Flora of China

Roots slender, soft, densely white hairy. Leaves basal, tufted, indistinctly petiolate, abaxially glaucous, grasslike, 15--40 cm × 4--7(--9) mm, 5--9-veined, base attenuate; leaf tufts surrounded by membranous sheaths. Scape 13--28 cm. Inflorescence a raceme, 6--8 cm, several to 15-flowered; bracts lanceolate, basal one 7--8 mm. Flowers solitary; pedicel ca. 1 cm, articulate near middle. Tepals purplish, narrowly lanceolate, ca. 10 × 2.5--3 mm. Filaments ca. 2 mm; anthers ca. 7 mm, initially connate, later free. Style ca. 8 mm, slender. Fl. May.

* Forests, moist and shady places along streams; 800--1400 m. SW Guangdong, Guangxi.


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