40. Ligusticum multivittatum Franchet, Bull. Soc. Philom. Paris, sér. 8. 6: 133. 1894.
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Ligusticopsis multivittata (Franchet) Leute; Ligusticum modestum Diels; L. pseudomodestum H. Wolff.
Plants (6–)20–40 cm, glabrous. Root cylindrical or fusiform, elongate, 10 cm or more. Stem multicipital, purplish, erect, 1–2-branched or unbranched, base clothed with fibrous remnant sheaths. Basal petioles 4–12 cm; blade oblong-ovate, 5–7 × 3–5 cm, 2–3-pinnate, primary pinnae 5–8 pairs; ultimate segments linear or lanceolate, 3–6 × 1–2 mm. Cauline leaves 1–2, smaller or absent. Umbels terminal, 3–4 cm across, peduncles 4–22 cm; lateral umbels 1–2, smaller; bracts 1–2, pinnate, rarely entire, pinnae entire, hispid; rays 5–10(–20), subequal, 1–2(–3) cm; bracteoles 1–2-pinnate, rarely only apex 2–3-lobed, hispid, longer than umbellules. Calyx teeth conspicuous, triangular or subulate. Petals white or violet, obovate, base cuneate. Fruit oblong, 4–6 × ca. 3 mm; dorsal and intermediate ribs raised, lateral ribs winged; vittae 2–5 in each furrow, 6–10 on commissure. Seed face plane. Fl. Jul–Aug, fr. Sep–Oct.
Forests, bamboo scrub, grasslands, talus slopes; 3000–4100 m. W Sichuan, NW Yunnan.
The holotypes of Ligusticum modestum (Yunnan: Lijiang, G. Forrest 2856, E), and L. pseudomodestum (Yunnan: J. Kingdon Ward 4664, E) are so similar to L. multivittatum that the three entities cannot be separated.