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12. Microula ciliaris (Bureau & Franchet) I. M. Johnston, Contr. Gray Herb. 73: 62. 1924.

巴塘微孔草 ba tang wei kong cao

Schistocaryum ciliare Bureau & Franchet, J. Bot. (Morot) 5: 105. 1891; Omphalodes ciliaris (Bureau & Fran-chet) Brand.

Stems erect, to 14 cm tall, sparsely short strigose and spreading hispid; branches with 2 leaves subtending inflorescences. Basal and lower stem leaves long petiolate, spatulate, 2.8-4.7 cm × 4-9 mm, base attenuate, apex obtuse; upper stem leaves ± sessile, narrowly oblong to spatulate-oblanceolate, 1.8-3.4 cm, short strigose, apex acute. Inflorescences terminal, crowded, 5-10 mm wide; bracts narrowly triangular to linear-lanceolate, 2-5 mm; upper branches with flowers at branching points, opposite leaves. Pedicel 0.5-2.5 mm. Flowers long pedicellate. Calyx ca. 3 mm, parted to base; lobes triangular-lanceolate, sparsely short strigose, margin densely pubescent. Corolla blue, glabrous; tube ca. 2 mm; appendages low trapeziform, ca. 0.5 mm; limb ca. 8 mm wide; lobes suborbicular. Fl. Jun.

* Alpine meadows; ca. 3800 m. SW Sichuan.


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