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2. Meehania fargesii (H. Léveillé) C. Y. Wu, Acta Phytotax. Sin. 8: 12. 1959.

华西龙头草 hua xi long tou cao

Herbs perennial. Stems slender, base prostrate or stoloniferous, ascending-erect, 10-20(-45) cm, pubescent. Leaves larger basally; petiole 0.5-2.5 cm, shorter toward apex; leaf blade cordate to oblong-ovate, 2.5-15 × 2-4.5 cm, papery, adaxially sparsely strigose, abaxially pilose, base cordate, margin crenate to obtuse serrate, apex apiculate. Verticillasters 2- (to many) flowered, at upper 1-3 nodes or in a terminal raceme; bracts reduced toward stem apex, narrowly ovate to sublanceolate, margin dentate; bracteoles ca. 1 mm. Pedicel 2-6 mm. Calyx tubular, 1.5-1.8 cm, densely puberulent, upper lip longer; teeth ovate-triangular to narrowly triangular, sometimes slightly curved, 2-3 mm, ciliate, apex acuminate. Corolla reddish to purple-red, 2.8-4.5 cm, pubescent; tube straight, tubular, gradually dilated at apex; limb partly villous inside; upper lip straight, lobes circular to oblong; middle lobe of lower lip subcircular, margin undulate; lateral lobes oblong to circular, 1/2 as long as middle lobe. Nutlets unknown. Fl. Apr-Jun, fr. Jul.

* Shady areas in mixed evergreen, and coniferous forests; 700-3500 m. Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangxi, Sichuan, Yunnan, Zhejiang

1 Verticillasters 6- to many flowered, conspicuously pedunculate, in terminal racemes   2c var. pedunculata
+ Verticillasters 2-flowered, inconspicuously pedun- culate, inserted in 1-3 upper stem nodes.   (2)
2 (1) Stem much branched, bearing trailing stolons; leaves oblong-ovate, 3-15 cm, crenate   2b var. radicans
+ Stem unbranched, base prostrate; leaves cordate or ovate to ± triangular, 2.5-6.5 cm, sparsely serrate or obtusely serrate.   (3)
3 (2) Leaves ovate to triangular-ovate, papery, short petiolate to sessile   2d var. pinetorum
+ Leaves cordate, ovate-cordate to triangular-cordate, 2.8-6.5 cm, thin papery; petioles 0.5-2.5 cm   2a var. fargesii

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