Biebersteinia odora Royle
  • Ill. Bot. Himal. Mts.

Notes: More details could be found in The Plant List v.1.1. Originally in The Plant List v.1.0

General Description

Plants ± suffrutescent, erect, with a pleasant odor when fresh. Rhizome stout, ca. 5 mm thick, upper part densely covered with withered remains of petioles. Stem 10-30 cm, few branched or unbranched. Leaves all nearly basal; stipules brown, lanceolate, 2- or 3-fid or -partite, pubescent glandular; leaf blade 6-14 cm at anthesis, 1-pinnatisect; segment pairs 12-18, sessile, 4-20 mm, pinnatifid or pinnatipartite into obtuse lobules. Inflorescences short, few-flowered racemes; bracts leaflike, ovate-oblong, 4-6 mm, margin often irregular; bracteoles 2, lanceolate-ovate, shorter than bracts. Flowers nodding at first, lower ones remote, ca. 1.2 cm wide; pedicel to 2 cm, glandular hairy. Sepals unequal, elliptic-oblong, 7-9 mm, glandular pubescent. Petals yellow, occasionally orange near base, suborbicular-obovate, 1.25-1.5 × as long as sepals, sparsely ciliate and strigose on inner surface, narrow at base. Filaments 5-6 mm, villous. Mericarps ca. 3 mm, strigose, rugose. Fl. Jul-Aug, fr. Sep-Oct. 2n = 10*.

 Information From

World Flora Online Data. 2017.
  • A CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).
Flora Of CHina @
'Flora of China @ eFloras (2008). Published on the Internet [accessed August 2016]' Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
  • B Missouri Botanical Garden