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Achyranthes longifolia Makino


Description from Flora of China

Achyranthes bidentata Blume var. longifolia Makino, Bot. Mag. (Tokyo) 12: 51. 1898.

Herbs perennial. Stem green or tinged purple, angulate or quadrangular; branches opposite. Petioles hairy; leaf blade lanceolate or broadly lanceolate, 10-20 × 2-5 cm, apex caudate. Spikes terminal or axillary; rachis white hairy. Flowers dense. Bracteoles reflexed after anthesis, acerose, ca. 3.5 mm, ciliate. Tepals shiny, lanceolate, with a midvein, apex acute. Pseudostaminodes indistinctly dentate at apex. Utricles yellowish brown, shiny, oblong, smooth. Seeds light brown, oblong.

This species is similar to Achyranthes bidentata, but differs in having leaves lanceolate or broadly so, 10–20 × 2–5 cm, caudate at the apex; bracteoles acerose, ca. 3.5 mm, ciliate at the margin; and pseudostaminodes indistinctly dentate at the apex.

Hillsides; below 1200 m. Guangdong, Guizhou, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangxi, Shaanxi, Sichuan, Taiwan, Yunnan, Zhejiang [Japan, Laos, Thailand, Vietnam].

生活型: 草本

栽培植物: 野生

特征: 草本;叶背面红色、

果期: 10

生境: 见于东岗坑栽培

用途: 用途和牛膝相同、但功效次之

门中名: 种子植物门

亚门中名: 被子植物亚门

纲中名: 双子叶植物纲


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