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12. Angelica omeiensis C.Q.Yuan & R.H.Shan, Bull. Nanjing Bot. Gard. Mem. Sun Yat Sen. 1983: 6. 1985 [“1983”].

峨眉当归 e mei dang gui

Plants perennial, 1.2–2.5 m. Root conic, brown, annular distally, aromatic. Stem purple-green, ribbed, subglabrous. Petioles 5–15 cm, sheaths purple, oblong; blade triangular-long-ovate, 10–18 × 5–12 cm, 2–3-pinnate; leaflets oblong to ovate-oblong, 1.5–5.5 × 0.7–2.5 cm, base often 2-lobed, margin incised-toothed, apex acute to caudate-acuminate. Umbels 3–6 cm across; peduncles, rays and pedicels hispidulous; peduncles 4–7 cm; bracts absent; rays 14–18(–21), 2–5 cm, ascending; bracteoles 5–12, small, subulate; pedicels 15–23(–27). Calyx teeth obsolete. Petals yellowish-green, ovate, notched. Fruit suborbicular, 4–7 × 3.5–6 mm; dorsal ribs filiform, lateral ribs broad-winged; vittae 1 in each furrow, 2 on commissure. Fl. Jun–Aug, fr. Aug–Nov. n = 11*.

Forests, slopes, damp meadows; 2100–3000 m. Sichuan.

The roots have reputed medicinal properties. This poorly known species is recorded only from a few collections. Recent research suggests that it is conspecific with Angelica wilsonii (here recognized as A. sinensis var. wilsonii).


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