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4. Microula myosotidea (Franchet) I. M. Johnston, Contr. Gray Herb. 73: 62. 1924.

鹤庆微孔草 he qing wei kong cao

Schistocaryum myosotideum Franchet, Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn., Paris 2: 903. 1891; Anoplocaryum myosotideum (Franchet) Brand.

Stems erect, branched from base or not branched, 1.4-8 cm tall, densely short hispid. Basal and lower stem leaves short petiolate, spatulate; upper stem leaves sessile or nearly so, narrowly elliptic, 0.6-1.6 cm × 2-2.5 mm, densely short strigose, base attenuate to broadly cuneate, apex obtuse to rounded. Flowers opposite leaves on lower part of stems and upward, or several flowers at apices of stems and branches forming short inflorescences. Calyx ca. 2 mm, parted nearly to base; lobes linear-lanceolate, sparsely long hispid outside and along margin, short strigose inside at apex. Corolla blue, glabrous; tube ca. 1.8 mm; appendages trapeziform, ca. 0.4 mm; limb ca. 4 mm wide; lobes orbicular-obovate. Nutlets broadly ovoid, ca. 1.5 × 1.2 mm, finely tuberculate, glabrous; aperture above middle, elliptic, ca. 0.5 mm; attachment scar at middle of adaxial surface. Fl. Aug.

* Alpine meadows; ca. 3800 m. Sichuan, Yunnan (Heqing Xian).


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