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Anemone dichotoma Linn.


Description from Flora of China

Anemonidium dichotomum (Linnaeus) Holub.

Rhizome shortly erect, 3--4 mm in diam., with long, prostrate, stolonlike runners 1--2 mm in diam. Leaves 2--4(or 5), all scalelike, 3--10(--20) × 8--10 mm. Scape 35--60 cm, sparsely appressed puberulent; cyme compound, 2 or 3 × dichotomously branched, many flowered; primary branches 9--14 cm, secondary ones 1--10 cm. Bracts in several pairs, sessile; bract blade 3-parted, flabellate, 3--6 × 4.5--10 cm, abaxially puberulent, adaxially subglabrous; segments narrowly cuneate or linear-oblanceolate, 0.7--2.3 cm wide, distally indistinctly 3-lobed or undivided and few toothed. Bracteoles opposite, similar to bracts but shorter. Pedicel 3--10 cm, puberulent. Sepals 4(or 5), white or tinged with pink, obovate or elliptic, 7--15 × 7--8 mm, puberulent, veins 3--7, vein anastomoses more than 10. Stamens to 4 mm; filament filiform; anther cylindric, ca.1.2 mm, apex rounded. Pistils ca. 30, ca. 2.2 mm, glabrous; ovary cylindric; style short, recurved. Achene body ovoid or ellipsoid, compressed, 4--7 × 3--5 mm, marginate, glabrous; style slightly curved, 1--2 mm. Fl. Jun.

Forests, wet grassy places. Heilongjiang, Jilin [Mongolia, Russia; Europe].


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