- Scientific Name: Parnassia wightiana Wall. ex Wight et Arn.
- Ref: Prodr. Fl. Ind. Orient. 35. 1834.
- Synonyms: Parnassia ornata Wallich ex Arnott;
P. wightiana var. ornata (Wallich ex Arnott) Drude.
- Chinese Common Name: 鸡肫梅花草jī zhūn méi huā cǎo
- Family: Celastraceae
- Genus: Parnassia
- Distribution: Open valley forests, valleys, grassy areas, roadsides; 600-2000 m. Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hubei, Hunan, Shaanxi, Sichuan, Xizang, Yunnan [Bhutan, N India, Nepal, Sikkim, N Thailand].
Stems 2-4(-7), 18-24(-30) cm or less, with 1 leaf near middle or distally. Basal leaves 2-5; petiole 3-10(-13) cm; leaf blade abaxially greenish, adaxially green, subtriangular-ovate, ovate-cordate, broadly cordate, or reniform, 2.5-4(-5) × 3.8-6.3 cm, 7-9 veined, base deeply cordate to subcordate, truncate, or occasionally subtruncate, apex rounded, obtuse, or apiculate. Cauline leaf sessile, semiamplexicaul, similar to basal ones but sometimes smaller, often with several rusty brown appendages at base. Flower 1.5-4 cm in diam.; hypanthium shortly turbinate. Sepals densely purple-brown punctate on both surfaces, ovate-lanceolate, 5-9 × 3-3.5 mm, base often with several rusty brown appendages, margin entire, apex rounded-obtuse. Petals white, oblong, obovate, or subpandurate, 8-11 × 4-9 mm, base cuneate into a claw 1.5-2.5 mm, margin long fimbriate proximally, erose-dentate or rarely erose distally. Anthers oblong, ca. 1.5 mm; filaments 5-7 mm; staminodes flat, 3-5 mm, 5-lobed for up to 1/2 their length, lobes narrowly linear, occasionally with inconspicuous glands at apex. Ovary superior, densely small brown punctate, obovoid; style ca. 1.5 mm; stigma 3-lobed. Capsule obovoid. Seeds brown, glossy, oblong. Fl. Jul-Aug, fr. Sep. 2n = 36.(Flora of China)