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Leaves 3-22 cm long, 2-4 mm wide, rather rigid, margin scabrous, apex acuminate, veins inconspicuous. Scape 8-35 cm, usually with 1 or 2 linear leaves in proximal part. Racemes 2-10 cm, many flowered. Flowers ascending to slightly nodding; pedicel 1.5-5 mm at anthesis; bracteole 1, cupular, apically slightly 3-lobed. Perianth segments white, narrowly oblanceolate to narrowly elliptic, 2-3 mm long, 0.4-0.5 mm wide. Stamens protruding from perianth. Ovary oblong-ovoid, ca. 3 mm, 3-lobed to 3-fid apically. Styles rather slender, 0.5-1 mm, obviously longer than anthers. Capsule horizontally spreading to nodding, obovoid-trigonous or ellipsoid, ca. 3 mm long, 2 mm wide, apically 3-fid to 3-parted, with persistent styles 1-1.5 mm and stigmas scarcely thickened. Seeds linear-fusiform, ca. 1 mm long, 0.5 mm wide, without a white, longitudinal band.

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Source: Plants of Tibet

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