31. Eritrichium fruticulosum Klotzsch, Bot. Ergebn. Reise Waldemar. 96. 1862.
小灌齿缘草 xiao guan chi yuan cao
Eritrichium strictum Decaisne var. fruticulosum (Klotzsch) C. B. Clarke.
Herbs perennial, 10-30 cm tall. Stems cespitose, erect to decumbent, short branched above or not, sparsely appressed white pubescent. Petiole of basal leaves 1-2 cm; leaf blade ovate-lanceolate, ca. 2.5 cm × 5 mm, appressed pubescent, base attenuate, apex obtuse; stem leaves ± sessile or short petiolate. Inflorescences terminal, forked, 10-15-flowered, becoming racemose, bracteate. Pedicel ± curved in fruit, to 6 mm, pubescent. Calyx lobes erect at anthesis, spreading or slightly reflexed, lanceolate to linear, 1-1.5 mm, to 2.5 mm, pubescent. Corolla light blue, campanulate-rotate; tube ca. as long as calyx; appendages trapeziform, ca. 1 mm, with a papillate emergence inside; lobes suborbicular, 1.5-2.5 mm wide. Anthers oblong, ca. 1 mm. Nutlets subturbinate, minutely hispid, 1.7-2 × 0.8-1 mm excluding marginal glochids; abaxially slightly convex, base rounded, apex acute; marginal glochids ca. 0.5 mm, free. Fl. and fr. Jun-Aug.
Sandy river banks; ca. 4200 m. Xizang (Nyalam Xian) [N India, Pakistan].