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10. Ajuga campylantha Diels, Notes Roy. Bot. Gard. Edinburgh. 5: 243. 1912.

弯花筋骨草 wan hua jin gu cao

Herbs perennial, prostrate, 6-16 cm tall, densely brownish floccose-villous/strigose. Petiole less than 1.5 cm; leaf blade elliptic to oblong-lanceolate, rarely lanceolate, 4-6.5 × 1.5-2.6 cm, strigose, base cuneate, margin undulate-serrate to crenate, ciliate, apex obtuse to sometimes acute. Inflorescences terminal, less than 3 cm, of many crowded verticillasters; floral leaves ovate, base rounded, margin subentire to undulate-crenate. Pedicel short to obsolete. Calyx campanulate, 5-6 mm, strigose, especially on teeth; teeth triangular-ovate, to 2/3 as long as calyx, ciliate. Corolla white with purple lines, tubular, slightly incurved, villous, villous annulate inside; upper lip straight, lobes circular, almost as long as lateral lobes of lower lip, ciliate; middle lobe of lower lip obcordate, lateral lobes oblong, ciliate. Nutlets adaxially swollen at middle, areole covering most of adaxial side. Fl. May-Aug, fr. Jun-Sep.

* Alpine and Rhododendron thickets, pine forests, pastures; 2800-3500 m. Yunnan

Used medicinally.


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