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14. Microula oblongifolia Handel-Mazzetti, Symb. Sin. 7: 821. 1936.

长圆微孔草 chang yuan wei kong cao

Stems frequently several from base, 16-20 cm tall, densely nearly spreading hispid and sparsely bristly, or glabrous on lower parts. Lower stem leaves petiolate; upper stem leaves sessile, spatulate-oblanceolate to narrowly oblong or narrowly elliptic, 1-7 × 4-11 cm, sparsely short hispid or abaxially glabrous or sparsely short strigose along midvein, base attenuate to broadly cuneate, apex ± acute to obtuse. Inflorescences terminal, 5-7 mm wide, few flowered. Pedicel to 2 mm. Flowers crowded. Calyx ca. 2 mm, parted nearly to base; lobes lanceolate, hirsute or pubescent only along midvein outside. Corolla blue, glabrous; tube ca. 1.8 mm; appendages nearly trapeziform, ca. 0.5 mm; limb 5-7 mm wide; lobes orbicular-obovate. Nutlets triangular-ovoid, ca. 1.8 × 1.5 mm, with fine conical tubercles and short hairs; aperture suborbicular, ca. 0.4 mm in diam.; attachment scar at middle or below on adaxial surface. Fl. Jun-Jul.

* Alpine meadows, forests, forest margins; 3200-3700 m. Yunnan

1 Stems ± spreading hispid, sparsely bristly; leaf blade sparsely short hispid; calyx hirsute; nutlet attachment scar at middle of adaxial surface   14a var. oblongifolia
+ Stems glabrous on lower parts, sparsely strigose at apex; abaxial surface of leaf blade glabrous or sparsely short strigose along midvein only; calyx glabrous except for pubescent midvein outside; nutlet attach- ment scar below middle of adaxial surface .   14b var. glabrescens

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