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Zingiber recurvatum S. Q. Tong et Y. M. Xia


Description from Flora of China

Pseudostems 2--3 m × 2--3.5 cm, robust. Leaves sessile; ligule 2-lobed, 8--11 mm, densely pale brown pubescent; leaf blade abaxially purplish red, elliptic-lanceolate or narrowly so, 45--55 × 11--15 cm, adaxially hairy along sides of midvein, abaxially puberulent except densely pubescent along sides of midvein, base rounded, apex acuminate or caudate. Inflorescences arising from rhizomes, red, ovoid or capitate, 7--9 × 6--7 cm; peduncle embedded in ground, 3--5(--15) cm; outer bracts ovate-orbicular or broadly ovate, 3.4--5 × 2.6--4 cm, inner bracts elliptic or narrowly so, 5--5.6 × 1.6--2 cm, apex acuminate or shortly so; bracteoles red, ca. 4.5 cm. Calyx ca. 1.9 cm, apex 2-subulate, slightly red dotted. Corolla red with pale base; tube recurved, 4.6--5 cm, 4-angled, slightly white hairy; lobes lanceolate, 3--3.2 × 0.8--1.2 cm. Labellum white with red spots; central lobe broadly obovate, apex convex; lateral lobes auriculate. Filament ca. 1 mm; anther ca. 1.5 cm; connective appendage ca. 1.7 cm. Ovary yellowish, densely and softly white hairy. Capsule purple, ovoid, 4.5--5 × 2.2--2.6 cm, 3-angled, apex with persistent calyx. Seeds black. Fl. Jul.

* Moist places in forests; ca. 700 m. S Yunnan (Mengla Xian).


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