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26. Pyrola xinjiangensis Y. L. Chou & R. C. Zhou, Bull. Bot. Res., Harbin. 1(4): 113. 1981.

新疆鹿蹄草 xin jiang lu ti cao

Herbs 19–21 cm tall. Rhizome ascending, slender. Leaves 6–9, basal; petiole 2.5–4 cm; leaf blade light green abaxially, dark green adaxially, elliptic or suborbicular, 3–4 × 2.5–3.5 cm, thickly leathery, veins raised abaxially, impressed adaxially, base rounded or truncate, margin crisped, entire or remotely glandular, apex obtuse. Scape with 1 scalelike leaf or not at base; raceme 7–11-flowered, 6.5–7.5 cm. Pedicel 5–7 mm; bracts oblong or lanceolate. Flowers nodding, saucer-shaped, ca. 1 cm in diam. Sepals oblong, 3–4 × ca. 2 mm, margin entire or remotely crenate, apex obtuse. Petals 5, white, oblong, ca. 6 × 4 mm, adaxially sparsely hairy, margin dentate, apex rounded. Filaments flattened, ca. 5.5 mm; anthers yellow, ellipsoid, ca. 3 mm, tubules present. Style slightly exserted, ca. 6 mm, curved at upper part, dilated at apex into a ring. Fl. Jul, fr. Aug.

Montane forests; ca. 1800 m. Xinjiang (Urumqi).


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