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170. Aconitum gezaense W. T. Wang & L. Q. Li, Acta Phytotax. Sin. 25: 31. 1987.

格咱乌头 ge zan wu tou

Caudex unknown. Stem ca. 32 cm, slenderly branched from middle to below inflorescence, branches 10--20 cm, nearly glabrous or sparsely appressed pubescent. Proximal cauline leaves withered at anthesis, middle leaves long petiolate; petiole 2.5--3.5 cm, pubescent; leaf blade pentagonal, 2.5--3 × 3--4 cm, papery, abaxially sparsely pubescent, adaxially appressed pubescent, densely pubescent at veins, base cordate, 3-sect; central segment rhombic, subpinnately parted, ultimate lobes linear or narrowly ovate; lateral segments obliquely flabellate, unequally 2-parted nearly to base. Inflorescence terminal, ca. 8 cm, ca. 7-flowered; rachis and pedicels retrorse pubescent; bracts leaflike. Pedicels 2--4.5 cm, with 2 bracteoles at middle or below; bracteoles leaflike, pubescent. Sepals blue, adaxially appressed pubescent; lower sepals obliquely obovate or linear, ca. 1.1 cm × 2--5 mm; lateral sepals obliquely broadly obovate, ca. 1.4 × 1.3 cm; upper sepal galeate, ca. 1.5 cm high, shortly clawed, ca. 1.6 cm from base to beak. Petals ca. 2.1 cm; claw ca. 1.5 cm, apex geniculate, sparsely yellowish pubescent; limb ca. 9 mm; lip ca. 5 mm, 2-lobed at apex; spur slightly circinate, ca. 2 mm. Stamens glabrous; filaments entire. Carpels 3, glabrous. Fl. Aug.

* About 4300 m. NW Yunnan (Zhongdian Xian).


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