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188. Aconitum falciforme Handel-Mazzetti, Acta Horti Gothob. 13: 94. 1939.

镰形乌头 lian xing wu tou

Caudex unknown. Stem ca. 30 cm, ca. 4 mm in diam., simple, basally glabrous, apically sparsely appressed pubescent, with leaves equally arranged along stem. Proximal cauline leaves withered at anthesis; middle ones long petiolate; petiole 3.5--4.5 cm; leaf blade orbicular-pentagonal, ca. 2.6 × 4.5 cm, both surfaces glabrous, 3-sect; central segment broadly rhombic, duplicato-pinnatisect; ultimate lobes linear, 1--2 mm wide; lateral segments obliquely flabellate, 3-sect. Inflorescence ca. 5 cm, densely 10-flowered; rachis and pedicels densely retrorse and appressed pubescent; proximal bracts leaflike. Pedicels 3--4 mm, with 2 bracteoles at middle; bracteoles narrowly triangular, ca. 2 mm. Sepals purple-blue, abaxially glabrous; lower sepals broadly lanceolate, ca. 1.4 cm; lateral sepals obliquely orbicular-obovate, ca. 1.5 cm, triangular-mucronate at apex; upper sepal falcate-navicular, lower margin concave, ca. 1.6 cm from base to beak. Petals ca. 1.9 cm, glabrous; limb ca. 7 mm; lip ca. 4.5 mm; spur incurved, ca. 0.8 mm, subglobose. Stamens ca. 6 mm, glabrous; filaments entire. Carpels 5, densely appressed pubescent. Fl. Aug.

* Alpine grasslands; ca. 4500 m. W Sichuan (Garzê Xian), ?Yunnan.


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