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11. Amomum quadratolaminare S. Q. Tong, Acta Phytotax. Sin. 27: 279. 1989.

方片砂仁 fang pian sha ren

Description from Flora of China

Plants 0.8--1.5 m tall. Leaves sessile; leaf sheath green, conspicuously longitudinally striate; ligule entire, 2--3 mm, densely pubescent; leaf blade narrowly lanceolate or narrowly elliptic, 14--35 × 4--4.5 cm, glabrous, base narrowly cuneate, apex caudate-acuminate. Spikes 1--3, capitate or oblong, 1.2--3 cm in diam.; peduncle 0.8--4 cm, scalelike sheaths red, subleathery, margin ciliate; bracts red, ovate or oblong, 1.5--3.1 × 0.8--1.5 cm, subleathery, margin ciliate; bracteoles pale red, ca. 8 mm. Calyx pale red with white base, equaling bracteoles, apex 2-cleft. Corolla tube white, spotted red at apex, equaling calyx, pale white pubescent; lobes narrowly elliptic, ca. 1.4 cm × 4 mm. Lateral staminodes laminar, square, ca. 2 mm. Labellum white with yellow band at center and red spots at base, suborbicular, ca. 1.5 × 1.8 cm, glabrous, margin crisped. Filament white, ca. 5 mm; anther elliptic, ca. 6 mm; connective appendage 3-lobed, ca. 4 × 8 mm, central lobe emarginate at apex. Ovary densely brown pubescent. Style white; stigma ciliate. Fl. Mar.

* Forests; ca. 800 m. S Yunnan.


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