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Hosta ventricosa (Salisbury) Stearn

Verified by: Temperate sect. 17 July 2009
Notes: Verified with Flora of China online ( in Liliaceae. Leaf blade cordate with up to 8 parallel veins. Petiole winged only at apex. Flowers with purple perianth. Bract 1 per flower to 1.5cm long. Stamen exserted.
Wild voucher no:                                2 October 1996
Locality: China, Sichuan, Youyang Co., 15kms South of Youyang.
Coordinates:  1185m
Field notes: In scrubs with Emmenopterys henryi, Rubus sp, Rhus chinensis, Pyracantha sp, Hydrangea sp, Anemone hupehensis, Swertia sp, Miscanthus sp.
Collector: Kirkham, T. 1843

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