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Curculigo glabrescens (Ridl.) Merr.

光叶仙茅

Description from Flora of China

Curculigo latifolia Dryander var. glabrescens Ridley, Mat. Fl. Malay. Penins. 2: 66. 1907; C. senporeiensis Yamamoto.

Rhizomes short, with creeping stolons and thick, fibrous roots. Petiole 5--10 cm; leaf blade lanceolate to oblong-lanceolate, 18--40 × 3--8 cm, usually glabrous, both ends tapering. Flowering stems suberect, usually 2--4 cm, slightly hairy. Racemes 1.5--3 cm, usually densely several flowered; bracts lanceolate, to 2.5 cm, slightly hairy. Flowers erect; pedicel short. Perianth yellow; segments suboblong, ca. 10 × 3.5 mm, margin involute, outer segments abaxially pilose on midvein. Stamens slightly shorter than perianth segments; filament ca. 4 mm; anther slightly shorter than or subequaling filament. Ovary cylindric, ca. 1.5 cm. Style slender, subequaling stamens; stigma subcapitate. Berry ovoid to oblong-ovoid, ca. 2.5 cm, slightly hairy; beak 6--7 mm. Seeds verruculose. Fl. and fr. Apr--Sep.

Forests, wet areas beside streams; near sea level to 1000 m. Guangdong, Hainan [Indonesia, Malaysia].

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