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57. Aconitum georgei H. F. Comber, Notes Roy. Bot. Gard. Edinburgh. 18: 223. 1934.

长喙乌头 chang hui wu tou

Caudex carrot-shaped, 8--11 cm, ca. 1.8 cm in diam. Stem 60--150 cm tall, basally glabrous, apically sparsely retrorse and appressed pubescent. Leaves with petiole ca. 3 cm; leaf blade orbicular-pentagonal, ca. 6 × 8 cm, both surfaces glabrous, 3-parted; central lobe subrhombic, subpinnatilobate, margin with irregular teeth; lateral lobes obliquely flabellate, unequally 2-parted. Inflorescence terminal, erect or pendulous, 5--10-flowered, proximally with several short branches, sparsely retrorse pubescent; proximal bracts leaflike, distal ones usually 3-fid. Pedicels and rachis intersected at obtuse angle, 2.5--3.5 cm, with 2 bracteoles near middle of pedicels; bracteoles linear-lanceolate. Sepals blue-purple, abaxially appressed pubescent; lower sepals ca. 1.6 cm; lateral sepals ca. 1.8 cm; upper sepal high galeate, 2--3 cm high, external margin subvertical, concave, with a 5--8 mm beak, sublevel, lower margin slightly oblique upward, ca. 2 cm. Petals ca. 2.2 cm; limb ca. 1 cm; lip 2-lobed; spur very short, glabrous or sparsely pubescent at apex. Stamens glabrous; filaments entire. Carpels 4 or 5, densely pubescent. Fl. Jul--Sep.

* Forest margins, scrub; 3700--4000 m. NW Yunnan (Lijiang Naxi Zu Zizhixian, Zhongdian Xian).


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