Epimedium franchetii Stearn
  • Kew Bull.

This taxon is accepted by Berberidaceae
Notes: More details could be found in The Plant List v.1.1. Originally in The Plant List v.1.0

General Information

Herbs, 20-60 cm tall. Rhizome compact, ca. 7 mm in diam. Leaves basal and cauline, trifoliolate, leathery; basal petioles 4-10 cm; leaflets abaxially occasionally reddish tinged, adaxially shiny, narrowly ovate, 9-14 × 6-7 cm, abaxially glaucous, with extremely minutely appressed hairs, adaxially glabrous, base deeply cordate with a narrow sinus, lobes of terminal leaflet equal and obtuse or acute, those of lateral leaflets unequal with inner lobe smaller and acute or obtuse, outer lobe much longer and acuminate, margin closely spinose-serrate, apex acute or acuminate. Flowering stem with 2 trifoliolate opposite leaves or 3 whorled leaves. Inflorescence simple, 14-25-flowered, 15-30 cm. Pedicel 1-3 cm, glandular hairy. Flowers large, ca. 4.5 cm in diam. Outer sepals caducous, green, to 5 mm; inner sepals pale yellow, narrowly ovate, ca. 10 × 4-5 mm, apically acuminate. Petals pale sulfur-yellow, much longer than inner sepals; spur much curved, subulate, elongate, ca. 2 cm, lamina-less. Stamens exposed, ca. 4.5 mm; filaments pale yellow, ca. 2 mm; anthers pale yellow, valved. Pistil ca. 5 mm. Fruit unknown. Fl. Apr, fr. unknown.

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    •   Bibliography

      • 1 Kew Bull.

       Information From

      World Flora Online Data. 2017.
      • A CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).
      Flora Of CHina @ efloras.org
      'Flora of China @ eFloras (2008). Published on the Internet http://www.efloras.org/flora_page.aspx?flora_id=2 [accessed August 2016]' Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
      • B Missouri Botanical Garden
      World Flora Online consortium
      World Flora Online Data. 2018.
      • C CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).