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22. Pyrola shanxiensis Y. L. Chou & R. C. Zhou, Bull. Bot. Res., Harbin. 1(4): 112. 1981.

山西鹿蹄草 shan xi lu ti cao

Herbs 16–21 cm tall. Rhizome long creeping, somewhat slender, 0.5–1 mm in diam., branched. Leaves 2–6, appearing radical; petiole 1.8–2 cm; leaf blade pale green abaxially, green adaxially, elliptic or ovate-elliptic, ca. 2.5 × 1.5 cm, thinly leathery, base obtuse to broadly truncate, margin entire or crenulate, apex obtuse. Scape erect, 9–17 cm tall, glabrous, with 1 scalelike leaf at base; raceme 5–8(or 9)-flowered, 5–7 cm. Pedicels shorter than bracts, 3.5–4 mm; bracts broadly linear, 4–5 mm. Flower horizontal. Sepals triangular or ovate-triangular, ca. 2.5 × 2.5 mm, apex acute. Petals white. Style 6–7 mm at fruiting, straight to slightly curved, dilated at apex into a ring. Capsules 7–8 mm in diam. Fl. unknown.

Forests on shaded mountain slopes; ca. 1800 m. Shanxi.


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