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78. Aconitum chiachaense W. T. Wang, Fl. Reipubl. Popularis Sin. 27: 606. 1979.

加查乌头 jia cha wu tou

Caudex terete, ca. 4 cm, ca. 7 mm in diam. Stem 40--45 cm, simple or 1-branched, sparsely retrorse or spreading pubescent. Middle cauline leaves long petiolate; petiole ca. 4.5 cm; leaf blade cordate-pentagonal, ca. 3.4 × 6 cm, glabrous, 3-parted; central lobe rhombic, 3-lobed; lateral lobes obliquely flabellate, unequally 2-fid. Inflorescence 5.5--10 cm, 4- or 5-flowered; rachis and pedicels retrorse white pubescent, or spreading glandular pubescent; proximal bracts leaflike. Pedicels suberect upward, 1.5--3.5 cm, with 2 bracteoles at middle or below; bracteoles linear, 3--6 mm. Sepals blue, abaxially sparsely pubescent; lower sepals ca. 1 cm; lateral sepals obliquely broadly obovate, ca. 1.3 cm; upper sepal galeate, ca. 1.5 cm high, ca. 1.4 cm from base to beak, lower margin slightly concave. Petals glabrous; lip ca. 3.5 mm; spur incurved, ca. 2 mm. Stamens glabrous or sparsely pubescent; filaments entire. Carpels 4 or 5, appressed white pubescent or spreading pubescent. Fl. Aug.

* Juniperus scrub, slopes; 4400--4800 m. Xizang.

1 Stem sparsely retrorse pubescent apically; rachis densely retrorse pubescent; filaments glabrous; carpels appressed white pubescent   78a var. chiachaense
+ Stem spreading pubescent; rachis spreading glandular pubescent; filaments sparsely pubescent; carpels spreading pubescent   78b var. glandulosum


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