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117. Pedicularis microcalyx J. D. Hooker, Fl. Brit. India. 4: 315. 1884.

小萼马先蒿 xiao e ma xian hao

Herbs perennial, 10--40 cm tall. Stems slender and flexuous, glabrous or with 2 lines of hairs, branched basally or unbranched. Basal leaves few, withering early; petiole 6--8 cm. Stem leaves few, alternate; petiole 1.5--3 cm; leaf blade lanceolate, 2.5--6 X 1--1.5 cm, abaxially scurfy, adaxially glabrous, pinnatipartite and pinnatisect basally; segments 8--10 pairs, oblong-lanceolate, pinnatifid and dentate. Inflorescences racemose; bracts leaflike. Pedicel 1--10 mm. Calyx campanulate, ca. 5.5 mm, membranous, 1/3--1/2 cleft anteriorly; lobes 5, unequal. Corolla purplish red; tube 6--9 mm, ca. 2 X as long as calyx; galea bent at a right angle apically, lacking auriculate protuberance at margin; beak bent slightly downward, ca. 5.5 mm; lower lip ciliate. Filaments glabrous. Capsule lanceolate, more than 2 X as long as calyx, apex acute. Fl. Jun--Aug, fr. Jul--Aug.

3700--4500 m. S Xizang [Bhutan, India (Arunachal Pradesh), Nepal, Sikkim].


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