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1. Chionocharis hookeri (C. B. Clarke) I. M. Johnston, Contr. Gray Herb. 73: 66. 1924.

垫紫草 dian zi cao

Myosotis hookeri C. B. Clarke in J. D. Hooker, Fl. Brit. India 4: 174. 1883; Eritrichium hookeri (C. B. Clarke) Brand.

Plants 15-40 cm in diam. Stems crowded, much branched, ca. 3 cm tall. Leaf blade flabellate, 7-12 × 4-6 mm, abaxially glabrous or nearly so, adaxially and margin densely white villous, base attenuate, apex acute. Pedicel 4-7 mm, glabrous. Calyx ca. 4.5 mm, villous inside and along margin, glabrous outside. Corolla light blue, ca. 7.5 mm, glabrous; tube ca. as long as calyx; throat appendages transverse folds or lunate, ca. 1 mm wide; limb 7-8 mm wide; lobes with thin veins. Stamens included; anthers ca. 1 mm. Style ca. 2 mm; stigma compressed globose. Nutlet short appressed pubescent abaxially.

Rocky slopes, precipices; 3500-5000 m. SW Sichuan, S Xizang, NW Yunnan [Bhutan, NE India, Nepal].


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