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Chinese Plant Names | Family List | Apiaceae | Bupleurum

Bupleurum krylovianum Schischk. ex Kryl.


Description from Flora of China

Plants 40–80 cm, perennial. Rootstock woody, tawny, thickened and branched at apex forming caudex. Stems numerous, branched above, base without fibrous remnant sheaths. Basal leaves lanceolate, 10–20 × 1–2 cm including petioles, 5–7-nerved, thinly coriaceous, adaxially yellow-green, abaxially greenish-white, base tapering into long petioles, apex acute to rounded, rigidly apiculate. Middle leaves short-petiolate or sessile; blade lanceolate, sometimes slightly falcate, 4–17 × 0.7–1.5 cm. Apical leaves small, elliptic, rigid. Umbels 3–7 cm across; bracts 4–6(–8), 4–11 × 0.5–3 mm, unequal; rays of terminal umbels 10–20, lateral umbels 6–8-rayed, 5–35 mm, unequal; bracteoles 5, ovate-lanceolate, 4–7 × 1–2 mm, equaling or slightly shorter than umbellules, yellowish-green, rigid, often reflexed; umbellules 3–5 mm across, 18–22-flowered; pedicels 1–2.5 mm. Petals yellow, tips 2-lobed. Stylopodium low-conic, dark yellow. Fruit terete-oblong, dark brown, 3–4 × 1.5–2 mm; ribs prominent; vittae 1(rarely 2–3) in each furrow, 2 on commissure. Fl. and fr. Jul–Sep.

This species has reputed medicinal value.

Under shrubs, dry stony mountain slopes; 1200–2000 m. Xinjiang [Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia].


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