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116. Gentiana gentilis Franchet, Bull. Soc. Bot. France. 43: 491. 1896.

高贵龙胆 gao gui long dan

Annuals 10-30 cm tall. Stems erect, slender, branches short, angled, minutely hispid along angles. Basal leaves withered at anthesis. Stem leaves widely spaced; leaf blade broadly ovate to cordate, 5-10 × 3-6 mm, shorter than internodes, abaxially densely minute hispid on veins, toward stem apex adaxially hispidulous on veins, base rounded, margin ciliolate, apex acute, veins 3. Flowers terminal, solitary, sessile. Calyx tube 7-10 mm, obconic, membranous, winged, minutely hispid along wings; lobes linear to subulate, 3-5 mm, margin ciliolate, apex acuminate, midvein minutely hispid outside, keeled, and decurrent into wings of calyx tube. Corolla purple, tubular, 2.2-3 cm; lobes ovate, 6-8 mm, margin entire, apex obtuse; plicae oblong, 4-6 mm, margin erose, apex rounded. Stamens inserted at basal part of corolla tube, unequal; filaments 0.8-1.6 cm; anthers ellipsoid, 2-2.5 mm. Style 1-1.2 cm; stigma lobes linear. Capsules ellipsoid, 1.3-1.5 cm; gynophore 8-10 mm. Seeds brown, ellipsoid, 1.3-1.5 mm. Fl. and fr. Oct.

* Woodland margins, forests; 2000-2700 m. C Yunnan.


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