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Veratrum taliense Loes. f.


Description from Flora of China

Veratrum cavaleriei Loesener.

Plants to more than 1 m tall, basally with several whitish or brownish, membranous sheaths which usually ± become reticulate fibers apically. Leaves basal and cauline, sessile, basally clasping; leaf blade sublorate, 20--40 × 1.5--3 cm, glabrous, apex long acuminate. Panicle to 85 cm, laxly branched; branches 12--16 cm, sometimes slightly zigzagged; terminal raceme more than 40 cm; rachis stout, shortly woolly; bracts 7--9 mm, pubescent. Pedicel 0.9--1.2 cm. Tepals yellowish green, oblong, 8--11 × 4--5 mm, eglandular, base subsessile, apex subacute. Ovary glabrous. Capsule 1.5--2 × ca. 1 cm. Fl. and fr. Oct--Nov.

* Grassy slopes; ca. 2400 m. SW Sichuan, Yunnan.


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