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77. Aconitum brevilimbum Lauener, Notes Roy. Bot. Gard. Edinburgh. 25: 22. 1963.

短唇乌头 duan chun wu tou

Caudex terete, ca. 6 cm, ca. 1.5 cm in diam. Stem erect, 0.5--1.5 m, apically and inflorescence densely curved and appressed yellow pubescent. Proximal cauline leaves long petiolate; petiole to 18 cm, pubescent or becoming glabrous, distal leaves shortly petiolate; leaf blade broadly ovate or orbicular, ca. 8 × 8--10 cm, abaxially sparsely pubescent at veins, base cordate, 3-parted; central lobe broadly rhombic, 3-fid nearly to middle; lateral lobes obliquely flabellate, unequally 2-parted. Inflorescence to 55 cm, many flowered; rachis and pedicels retrorse pubescent; proximal bracts leaflike. Pedicels to 15 cm, suberect upward, with 2 bracteoles at or near middle; bracteoles of proximal pedicels leaflike, distal ones lanceolate. Sepals blue-violet or dark red, abaxially pubescent; lower sepals ca. 1.5 cm; lateral sepals ca. 2 cm; upper sepal navicular, ca. 2 cm high, shortly beaked, ca. 2.5 cm from base to beak. Petals pubescent; lip short, slightly concave; spur incurved, short. Stamens pubescent; filaments 2-denticulate. Carpels 3, appressed sericeous. Fl. Jul.

* Abies forests, on boulders on slopes; 3300--4300 m. E Xizang (Mêdog Xian).


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