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2. Microula muliensis W. T. Wang, Acta Phytotax. Sin. 18: 270. 1980.

木里微孔草 mu li wei kong cao

Stems branched from base, 11-19 cm tall, sparsely spreading hispid or bristly. Petiole of basal and lower leaves to 1 cm; leaf blade elliptic-ovate to spatulate-elliptic, 1.4-2.7 cm × 4-10 mm, base attenuate to broadly cuneate, apex obtuse to rounded; upper stem leaves sessile, elliptic, smaller, 4-14 mm, densely short strigose, abaxially with more hairs. Inflorescences terminal and axillary, short, crowded, several flowered; bracts narrowly elliptic, to 2 mm. Pedicel ca. 1 mm. Calyx ca. 2 mm, to 4 mm in fruit, parted nearly to base; lobes linear, short strigose, margin densely short hispid, apex obtuse. Corolla dark blue; tube ca. 1.8 mm, glabrous; appendages deltate, ca. 0.7 mm, margin short pubescent; limb ca. 5.5 mm wide, glabrous; lobes suborbicular. Nutlets ovoid, 1.6-1.8 × 1-1.2 mm, finely tuberculate, short pubescent; aperture above middle, narrowly elliptic, 0.7-0.9 mm; attachment scar near base. Fl. Aug.

* Alpine meadows; ca. 3500 m. Sichuan (Muli Xian).


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