1. Microula ovalifolia (Bureau & Franchet) I. M. Johnston, Contr. Gray Herb. 73: 62. 1924.
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Stems erect or nearly so, frequently branched from base, 2.5-32 cm tall, short hispid. Basal and lower stem leaves petiolate, narrowly elliptic to spatulate; upper stem leaves sessile or petioles short, to 1.4 cm; leaf blade narrowly elliptic to ovate, 0.9-4.5 cm × 4-14 mm, short strigose, base attenuate, broadly cuneate to rounded, apex subacute, obtuse, to rounded. Terminal inflorescences frequently ± elongated and spikelike, 1.4-3 cm, few to many flowered; axillary inflorescences few flowered. Pedicel 1-5 mm. Calyx 2-2.5 mm; lobes narrowly triangular, densely pubescent outside. Corolla blue; tube ca. 2 mm, glabrous; appendages trapeziform or low trapeziform, ca. 0.5 mm, short pubescent; limb 3-7 mm wide, glabrous; lobes suborbicular to obovate. Nutlets ovoid, ca. 1.8 × 1 mm, finely tuberculate, short pubescent; aperture apical, elliptic to suborbicular, ca. 0.5 mm; attachment scar near base.
* Alpine meadows, thickets, valleys; 3300-4400 m. Sichuan, Xizang