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Burmannia cryptopetala Makino


Description from Flora of China

Burmannia cryptopetala var. daxikangensis Y. B. Chang & Z. Wei ["baxikangensis"]; B. daxikangensis (Y. B. Chang & Z. Wei) S. C. Chen & H. Li.

Plants without chlorophyll, holomycotrophic, flowering when 5-9 cm tall. Stems whitish, slender. Basal rosette leaves absent. Cauline leaves ovate-lanceolate, 3-3.5 × 1.5-2.5 mm. Inflorescences 1-3-flowered; bracts ovate-lanceolate, ca. 3 mm. Flowers pedicellate, whitish with yellow tepals, 1-1.2 cm. Perianth tube 3-4 mm; wings conspicuous, 0.5-2.5 mm wide; outer tepals triangular, 1.5-2 mm, margin single; inner tepals absent. Stamens sessile; connectives with an apical crest and a pendent basal spur. Ovary subglobose, 3.5-5 mm. Capsule subglobose. Seeds ellipsoid. Fl. and fr. Jun-Nov.

Wet areas in dense forests; 200-800 m. Guangdong, Hainan, Zhejiang [Japan].


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