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2. Adoxa moschatellina Linnaeus, Sp. Pl. 1: 367. 1753.

五福花 wu fu hua

Adoxa inodora (Falconer ex C. B. Clarke) Nepomnjasczaja; A. moschatellina var. inodora Falconer ex C. B. Clarke.

Rhizomes 2.5-25 cm. Stems 8-15 cm tall, glabrous. Basal leaves 1-3; petiole 4-9 cm; leaflets broadly ovate or orbicular, 1-2 cm, 3-cleft; petiolules 0.6-1.2 cm. Cauline leaves 2, opposite, 3-cleft or ternate, segments 3-lobed; petiole ca. 1 cm. Peduncle erect in flowers and fruit, inflorescence held above leaves. Inflorescences compact headlike cymes of 5-9 flowers. Flowers sessile or pedicels 0.5-1.5 mm, yellowish green, 4-7 mm in diam. Calyx lobes rectangular, broadly elliptic to ovate, 1.5-3 × ca. 1 mm, apex obtuse. Corolla lobes broadly ovate to orbicular or rectangular, 1.75-3.25 × 2-2.5 mm, apex rounded to obtuse. Ovary semi-inferior to inferior, 4- or 5-loculed. Fruit not seen. Fl. Apr-Jul, fr. Jul-Aug. 2n = 36.

Rich soils, forests, forest margins, meadows; below 4000 m. Hebei, Heilongjiang, Liaoning, Nei Mongol, Qinghai, Shanxi, Sichuan, Xinjiang, Xizang, Yunnan [India, Japan, Korea, Nepal, Pakistan, Russia; NW Africa, Europe, North America].


 

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