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Stem 1, 18-35 cm tall, with 1 leaf nearly middle. Basal leaves 3-6; petiole 5-13 cm long; leaf blade abaxially greenish, adaxially deep green or brown-green, reniform or suborbicular, 2-5 cm long, 3-4.5 cm wide , 5-8-veined with veins prominent abaxially, base deeply cordate, apex rounded, apiculate, or obtusely apiculate. Cauline leaf sessile, semiamplexicaul, similar to basal ones but smaller, rusty brown appendages at base. Flower hypanthium obconical. Sepals densely brown punctate, oblong, ovate, or obovate, 3-5-veined, margin entire, apex rounded-obtuse. Petals white, purple veined, densely purple-brown punctate, oblong- or spatulate-obovate, 5-veined, base attenuate, margin sparsely and shortly fimbriate in proximal 1/3, apex rounded or acute. Anthers ellipsoid, connective projected at apex into a lanceolate appendage; staminodes flat, 3-lobed. Ovary superior, depressed globose; stigma 3-lobed, lobes obovate. Capsule obovoid. Seeds brown, glossy, oblong.


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© Wen, Jun

Source: Plants of Tibet

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