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Herbs perennial. Rhizomes black-brown, contorted, large, 1-2 cm in diameter. Stems usually 2 or 3 from rhizome, erect, 15-60 cm tall, simple. Basal leaves long petiolate; leaf blade ovate-lanceolate, or oblong, 3-10 cm long, 0.5-3 cm wide, leathery, base rounded or cuneate, margin slightly involute, apex acute. Cauline leaves shortly petiolate or subsessile; leaf blade lanceolate smaller than basal ones; ocrea: lower part green, upper part brown, tubular, oblique, membranous, not ciliate. Inflorescence terminal, spicate, lower part with bulbils; bracts ovate, membranous. Perianth white or pinkish, 5-parted; tepals broadly elliptic, 2-3 mm. Stamens usually 8. Styles 3, connate at base. Achenes included in persistent perianth, dark brown, shiny, ovoid, trigonous, ca. 2 mm.


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© Wen, Jun

Source: Plants of Tibet

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