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7. Maianthemum atropurpureum (Franchet) LaFrankie, Taxon. 35: 588. 1986.

高大鹿药 gao da lu yao

Tovaria atropurpurea Franchet, Bull. Soc. Bot. France 43: 45. 1896; Maianthemum wardii (W. W. Smith) H. Li; Peliosanthes mairei H. Léveillé; Smilacina atropurpurea (Franchet) F. T. Wang & T. Tang; S. prattii (Franchet) H. R. Wehrhahn; S. robusta (Franchet) F. T. Wang & T. Tang; S. smithii K. Krause; S. wardii (W. W. Smith) F. T. Wang & T. Tang; T. prattii Franchet; T. prattii var. robusta Franchet; T. wardii W. W. Smith.

Plants 30--60 cm tall. Rhizome creeping, moniliform, 1--1.5 cm thick. Stem ± zigzagged, hispidulous distally. Leaves 5--9; petiole 5--6 mm; leaf blade oblong or ovate-elliptic, 9--11 × 4.5--5.2 cm, both surfaces laxly hispidulous. Inflorescence a panicle, 3--20 cm; rachis pubescent. Flowers solitary; pedicel 2--3 mm, elongate in fruit. Perianth white to purplish red; segments connate proximally, forming a tube 1--2 mm, lobes ovate-lanceolate or oblong, 2--4 × 1.5--2.5 mm. Filaments flat, widened at base, ca. 0.5 mm; anthers small. Style 1--1.5 mm, subequaling ovary; stigma 3-lobed. Berries 5--6 mm in diam., 1- or 2-seeded. Fl. May--Jun, fr. Aug--Sep.

* Forests, moist and shaded places; 1400--3000 m. S Sichuan, N Yunnan.


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