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Curculigo crassifolia (Baker) Hook. f.


Description from Flora of China

Molineria crassifolia Baker, J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 17: 121. 1878.

Rhizomes tuberous, short, thick. Petiole ca. 40 cm; leaf blade oblong-lanceolate to linear-lanceolate, to 1 m or more, strongly plicate, abaxially white tomentose, apex narrowly acuminate. Flowering stems usually erect, 12--30 cm, tomentose, apex slightly pendent. Racemes to 7 × 5 cm, densely many flowered. Bracts lanceolate, 2--3 cm, margin and apex often hairy. Pedicel very short. Perianth yellow; segments suboblong, 10--12 × 4--6 mm, abaxially hairy on midvein, apex obtuse. Stamens ca. 1/2 as long as perianth segments; filament very short. Ovary oblong, ca. 1 cm, brown tomentose. Style slightly longer than stamens; stigma capitate. Berry oblong-ovoid, ca. 1 × 1 cm. Seeds longitudinally striped. Fl. May--Oct.

Forests, grassy slopes; 1500--2500 m. Yunnan [Bhutan, NE India, Nepal, Sikkim].


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