杯茎蛇菰 Balanophora subcupularis

  • Scientific Name: Balanophora subcupularis P.C.Tam
  • Ref: Fl. Fujian. 1: 602. 1982
  • Chinese Common Name: 杯茎蛇菰 bēijīng shégū
  • Japanese Common Name: アマクサツチトリモチ [天草土鳥黐] amakusatsuchitorimochi
  • Family: Balanophoraceae
  • Genus: Balanophora
  • Distribution: * Forests; 800-1500 m. Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Jiangxi, Hunan, Yunnan,Zhejiang
  • Photo: 10/04/2010, Mt.Jiulong, Suichang
Plants monoecious. Rhizome yellowish brown, unbranched or in a small mass, subglobose, depressed, ca. 1.5 × 2.0 cm, surface with granular warts and scattered yellow stellate lenticels. Scapes reddish, 2-6 × 0.3-0.5 cm at anthesis. Leaves 5-8, spirally arranged or rather opposite, broadly ovate, 0.6-1.2 × 0.8-1.0 cm, apex obtuse. Inflorescences ellipsoid, 0.8-2 × 0.5-0.8 cm. Male flowers: basally on androgynous inflorescences, nearly actinomorphic, subtended by variously shaped bract(s). Pedicel ca. 0.8 mm. Perianth lobes usually 4, elliptic to widely ovate, apex acute or truncate. Synandria subglobose, subsessile; anthers ?4. Spadicles subclavate, apical 1/2 ellipsoid. Female flowers: yellowish. Fl. Sep-Nov. (Flora of China)

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