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51. Gentiana nyalamensis T. N. Ho, Acta Phytotax. Sin. 23: 46. 1985.

聂拉木龙胆 nie la mu long dan

Perennials 5-10 cm tall. Stems ascending, simple, glabrous. Basal rosette leaves well developed; leaf blade linear-lanceolate, 3-4 cm × 4-6 mm, base connate for 2-4 mm, margin scabrous, apex acuminate, midvein distinct. Stem leaves larger and more crowded toward apex, uppermost surrounding calyx; leaf blade base obtuse and connate for 2-3 mm, margin scabrous, apex acuminate, midvein distinct. Lower stem leaves ovate, 7-11 × 3-4 mm; middle to upper leaves linear-lanceolate to elliptic, 1-2 cm × 3-5.5 mm. Flowers terminal, solitary, sessile, 5merous. Calyx tube obconic, 1.1-1.4 cm; lobes green, linear-lanceolate to elliptic, 0.9-1.4 cm, base slightly narrowed, margin scabrous, apex obtuse, midvein distinct. Corolla pale blue, with pale yellow-white base and dark blue streaks and spots, campanulate, 2.5-4.7 cm; lobes ovate, 4.5-6 mm, margin entire, apex obtuse and mucronate; plicae ovate, 2-3 mm, margin entire or 2cleft, apex obtuse. Stamens inserted just below middle of corolla tube; filaments 8-10 mm; anthers narrowly ellipsoid, 3-3.5 mm. Style 5-6 mm; stigma lobes oblong. Capsules ellipsoid, 1.3-1.5 cm; gynophore to 2 cm. Seeds light brown, ellipsoid, 0.8-1 mm. Fl. and fr. Aug-Sep.

3500-4700 m. S Xizang [Bhutan]

1 Corolla 4.2-4.7 cm   51a var. nyalamensis
+ Corolla 2.5-3 cm   51b var. parviflora

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