spontanea is a very common plant in northern Tian Shan, especially on its north-facing slopes and valley." Herbarium specimens collected on the north-facing slopes of the Tian Shan look very different than Vavilov's type specimen (shorter, with more branches, and broad oblanceolate
2 cm diam., assimetric; sepals green with borders yellow, oblong to orbicular, abaxial surface glabrous, 6-10 X 2.5-10 mm; petals yellow, two external, oblong to ovate, 14-17 X 7.5-12 mm, two internal, oblanceolate
to deltoid, 17-21 X 11-17 mm, cuculus falcate, bent around the stamens, 16-21 X 14-17.5 mm; stamens yellow, 5.5-15 mm long; staminoids yellow 4.5-6 mm long; ovary green, glabrous, 11-16 mm long; style green to yellowish, 3-4 mm long; Legumes oblong, curved, when young vinaceous, mature brown, dry, plane-compressed, 43-115 X 7-13 mm; valves chartaceous, glabrous.
COMPARISONS: Annularia latifolia possesses shorter, oblanceolate
leaves, with maximum width in the upper third; it has a smaller length/breadth ratio than Annularia fertilis.
Rosette-leaves (1.5) 3-5 (7) x 0.6-2 cm; entire; elliptical, oblong, oblanceolate
or linear-oblanceolate; rounded-obtuse and slightly mucronate at apex, gradually narrowing towards base; adaxial surface green or greyish, with some subrigid long simple eglandular trichomes and, in some leaves, with few to numerous stellate trichomes (absent in others); abaxial surface whitish, with dense stellate trichomes and some long simple eglandular trichomes thinner than those of the adaxial surface.
Medium to large sized (380.3 g) fruit were oblanceolate
in shape, with deep basal sinus and prominent shoulders, ventral shoulder higher than the dorsal one.
Petals spatulate to oblanceolate
, 1.5-2 mm, longer than sepals; fruits 4-5.5 x 3-4 mm L.
Terete, wings absent 6 Cuticle Striated 7 Trichomes covering Present, conical, unicellular 8 Glandular trichomes Present; stalk unicellular; head multicellular (4-cells) 9 Chlorenchyma Present 10 Collenchyma Present 11 Endodermis Indistinct 12 Pericyclic fibers Present 13 Phloem fibers Present in old stem only 14 Pith Often an angular hollow cells pitted in older stem Leaf structure 1 Phyllotaxy Alternate 2 Shape Linear, lower / Oblanceolate
, upper elliptic 3 Size 12-38 x 5-10 mm 4 Apex Obtuse-muronate 5 Surface Hairy Midrib 1 Outline in T.S.
Leaves odd pinnate, petioles 0.6-3 cm long; leaflets 5-9 opposite or irregularly arranged, cuneate obovate to narrowly oblanceolate
, 0.5-2.5 cm long; stipules subulate, 2-6 mm long, semipersistent.
Numerous components dated to the mid-Holocene (~6000-1000 cal BP) contain well-developed flaked stone industries, including microblades struck from prepared cores and bifacial projectile points (e.g., side-notched, stemmed, oblanceolate
, and lanceolate varieties) (Bacon, 1977; Dixon, 1985).
Lakeside daisy (Tetraneuris herbacea Greene) is an herbaceous, thick-rooted, spring-blooming, polycarpic perennial herb in the family Asteraceae characterized by a short, fibrous-rooted caudex; tufted, oblanceolate
, puncate, basal leaves, 1-8 cm long and 2-10 mm wide, and a solitary head terminating a scape up to 25 cm in length (Wunderlin 1971, Gleason and Cronquist 1991).
Leaves are narrowly elliptical to oblanceolate
and acute and have entire to slightly toothed margins.
However, there are many differences among species in the following characters: rhizome habit (long-creeping or compact, horizontal or ascending); rhizome scales (3-25 mm long; deltate to linear; margins entire, dentate, or ciliate; concolorous or bicolorous; gold to black); blade scales (entire or stellate; round or ovate; gold or black; abundant, scarce, or absent); frond size (10-100 cm); blade base (attenuate, cuneate, or obtuse); blade apex (acuminate, acute, of rounded); and blade shape (elliptic, oblanceolate
, oblong, linear-lanceolate, etc.).
The handsome ginseng, a slow-maturing deciduous perennial herb with leaves oblanceolate
or lanceolate, has been heralded as an energy and sex enhancer, stress reducer, disease fighter and aging abater.