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Disporum bodinieri (Levl. et Vant.) Wang et Tang


Description from Flora of China

Tovaria bodinieri H. Léveillé & Vaniot, Mem. Pontif. Accad. Romana Nuovi Lincei 23: 360. 1905; Disporum brachystemon F. T. Wang & T. Tang; D. pullum Salisbury var. ovalifolium H. Léveillé.

Rhizome creeping, rather thick. Stem usually branched distally, 30--70(--100) cm. Petiole 5--10 mm; leaf blade elliptic to ovate-lanceolate, 5--15 × 2--6 cm, often scabrous at margin and on veins abaxially. Inflorescences terminal, umbellate, 2--6-flowered; pedicels 1.5--2.5 cm, usually papillose. Flowers funnelform to broadly obconical. Tepals white or yellowish green, rarely purple, obovate-oblanceolate to elliptic-lanceolate, 1--1.2 cm × 3--5 mm, base gibbous-spurred; spurs ca. 1 mm. Stamens 6--11 mm, included or equaling tepals; filaments 3--5 mm; anthers ca. 3 mm. Ovary 2--3 mm. Style 4--7 mm. Berries subglobose, 5--10 mm in diam., 3--6-seeded. Fl. May--Jun, fr. Aug--Oct. 2 n = 16*.

Hara (Bull. Univ. Mus. Univ. Tokyo 31: 180. 1988) reported Disporum leucanthum H. Hara from China based on specimens from Sichuan ( Hsieh 40064; Xiong & Li 90719) and Yunnan ( Ward 215), but these specimens seem to be D. bodinieri. Further studies are needed in order to ascertain whether or not the two taxa are conspecific.

* Forests, thickets, rocky places; 1200--3000 m. Guizhou, Hunan, Sichuan, Xizang, Yunnan.


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