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Rhizomes creeping, thick. Leaves grayish green on both surfaces, linear, 15-45 cm long, 3-10 mm wide, midvein absent, base reddish. Flowering stems 10-60 cm tall, 4-6 mm broad, hollow, 2- or 3-leaved; spathes 2 or 3, green, slightly reddish brown at margin, 5.5-12 cm long, 0.8-1.2 cm wide, 1-2-flowered. Flowers pale lilac or bluish violet to dark violet, rarely white, 6.5-7.5 cm in diameter; pedicel 2-6 cm. Perianth tube 1-1.2 cm; outer segments obovate, with darker lines and markings on central, whitish or yellowish patch, 4.5-5 cm long, ca. 2.5 cm wide; inner segments ± erect, light violet, lanceolate, ca. 4 cm long, 1.5 cm wide. Stamens ca. 2.5 cm; anthers milky white. Ovary ca. 2 cm. Style branches ca. 3.5 cm. Capsule cylindric, 4-5.5 cm long, 1.5-1.8 cm wide, 3-angled, distinctly 6-veined, apex not beaked, obtuse. Seeds brown, semiorbicular, flat.

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Source: Plants of Tibet

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