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Herbs 10-15 cm tall. Rhizome slender, branched. Leaves 3-4, crowded at base of aerial shoots; leaf blade reddish purple abaxially, green adaxially, cordate-ovate, 2-3 cm long, 1.2-3 cm wide, papery, base cordate, margin slightly crenulate, apex obtuse. Scape erect, slender, without scales 1-2-scale-shaped leaves, green-brown, lanceolate, membranous; raceme naked or with 1-2-minute lanceolate bracts, 2-4-flowered. Pedicel 3-5 mm; bracts ovate. Flowers nodding, cup-shaped, 1-1.5 cm in diameter. Sepals reddish purple, ovate-triangular, apex obtuse. Petals white, oblong-obovate, 5-7 mm long, 3-5 mm wide, apex obtuse. Filaments glabrous; anthers yellow, tubules present. Style exserted, recurved, 9-11 mm wide, dilated at apex into ring; stigma thickened, with 5 round lobes. Capsules ca. 5 mm in diameter.


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© Wen, Jun

Source: Plants of Tibet

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