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6. Libanotis lancifolia K. T. Fu, Acta Phytotax. Sin. 13(2): 59. 1975.

条叶岩风 tiao ye yan feng

Seseli lancifolium (K. T. Fu) Pimenov.

Plants (25–)40–90 cm, subshrubs. Caudex simple. Stem solitary, dichotomously branched, usually purple-tinged, basal parts woody. Leaf blade triangular-ovate, 15–25 × 8–15 cm, ternate-2-pinnatisect; primary segments petiolulate; ultimate segments elliptic-lanceolate, 2–5 × 2.5–10(–13) mm, glaucous, entire. Cauline leaves reduced upwards, 3-parted, petioles wholly sheathing, linear-lanceolate, abaxially bristly. Synflorescence many-branched, paniculate; umbels 2–4 cm across; bracts absent; rays 4–9, 3–15 mm, slightly unequal, densely tomentose; bracteoles 5–7, linear-lanceolate, shorter than flowers, abaxially densely villous; umbellules 5–10-flowered; pedicels 1–3 mm. Calyx teeth triangular-subulate or triangular, ca. 0.5 mm. Petals white to purplish-tinged, abaxially pubescent. Fruit oblong, slightly compressed dorsally, ca. 3–3.2 × 1–1.1 mm, densely puberulent; ribs filiform; vittae 1(–2) in each furrow, 2 on commissure. Fl. Sep–Oct, fr. Oct–Nov.

Forests, among shrubs; 400–1100 m. Hebei, Henan, SE Shaanxi (Shanyang, Huayin), Shandong, E Shanxi (Pingding, Wutai).

This species has reputed medicinal value.

Two of us (Pimenov & Kljuykov, FOC 14: 130. 2005) treat this as Seseli lancifolium.


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