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14. Nepeta floccosa Bentham, Labiat. Gen. Spec. 736. 1835.

丛卷毛荆芥 cong juan mao jing jie

Nepeta kunlunshanica C. Y. Yang & B. Wang.

Herbs perennial. Stems purplish basally, ca. 35 cm, few branched, erect or ascending, with dense, whitish floccose-tomentose hairs. Basal 3 leaf pairs clustered, long petiolate; upper 2 pairs remote, sessile or short petiolate; leaf blade cordate to triangular-cordate, 1.5-3 × 1.5-3 cm, rigid, thick, corrugate, densely white tomentulose and glandular, margin crenulate. Verticillasters capitate, 6-8-flowered, ca. 1 × 0.7-1 cm; bracts violet, lanceolate, ca. 1/2 as long as calyx, margin with entangled, white villous hairs. Calyx violet, tubular, 8-10 mm, straight but somewhat curved apically, sparsely white tomentose and yellow, scaly glandular, throat very oblique; teeth narrowly triangular, 1.2-1.7 × 0.7 mm, margin ciliate, apex acuminate, teeth of upper lip ca. 1/4 as long as calyx tube, teeth of lower lip ca. 1/3 as long. Corolla blue or bluish, 1.2-1.3 cm, densely puberulent, glandular; tube slender, incurved, exserted beyond calyx, 2-3 mm, throat dilated; lobes of upper lip elliptic, ca. 1.5 × 1 mm, apex obtuse; lower lip ca. 2 × as long as upper lip, middle lobe 2.5 × 3.5-4 mm, base bearded inside, margin crenate. Nutlets dark brown, oblong, ca. 2.5 × 1 mm, glabrous. Fl. Jun-Jul.

Stony, alpine slopes, grasslands, valleys; 2100-3800 m. Xinjiang, Xizang [Afghanistan, India].


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