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Liriope graminifolia (Linn.) Baker


Description from Flora of China

Asparagus graminifolius Linnaeus, Sp. Pl., ed. 2, 1: 450. 1762; Dracaena graminifolia (Linnaeus) Linnaeus; Liriope angustissima Ohwi; L. crassiuscula Ohwi; Mondo graminifolium (Linnaeus) Koidzumi.

Roots sometimes with fusiform, fleshy, tuberous part near tip. Stolons creeping, slender. Leaves narrowly linear, ca. 60 cm × 2--3(--4) mm, 5-veined, base surrounded by many sheaths and fibers, margin serrulate apically. Scape 20--50 cm. Inflorescence 6--15 cm, many flowered; bracts ovate, scarious, basal one 5--6 mm. Flowers in clusters of 2--4, sometimes solitary; pedicel ca. 4 mm, articulate near apex. Tepals white or purplish, suboblong, 3.5--4 × 1.5--1.8 mm. Filaments 1--1.5 mm, flat; anthers ca. 1 mm. Style ca. 2 mm; stigma as wide as style. Seeds blue-black at maturity, ovoid or subglobose, 4--5 mm in diam. Fl. Jun--Aug, fr. Sep--Nov. 2 n = 36*, 72*, 108*.

* Forests, thickets, shady places along ravines, grassy and rocky places; near sea level to 2300 m. Anhui, Fujian, Gansu, Guangdong, Guizhou, Hebei, Henan, Hubei, Jiangsu, Jiangxi, Shaanxi, Shanxi, Sichuan, Taiwan, Zhejiang.


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