225. Pedicularis tibetica Franchet, Bull. Soc. Bot. France. 47: 24. 1900.
西藏马先蒿 xi zang ma xian hao
Pedicularis dielsiana H. Limpricht, not Bonati; P. limprichtii Fedde; P. ludovicii H. Limpricht.
Herbs perennial, to 25 cm tall, drying slightly black. Roots ca. 6 cm, ± fleshy. Stems usually 4--10(--15), central stem erect, outer ones often procumbent to ascending, densely gray pubescent. Basal leaves few or withering early; petiole to 4 cm; leaf blade oblong-oblanceolate to linear-oblong, 3--5 cm X 7--12 mm, abaxially long pubescent along veins, adaxially sparsely long pubescent, pinnatipartite to pinnatisect; segments 9--13 pairs, ovate or long ovate, dentate. Stem leaves often pseudo-opposite, alternate apically, similar to basal leaves but smaller. Inflorescences racemose, 2--4(--10) cm; bracts leaflike, proximal ones shorter than pedicel. Pedicel to 1 cm, slender, densely pubescent. Calyx 6--7 mm, densely pubescent, 1/2 cleft anteriorly; lobes 3, ± equal. Corolla reddish, with white spots on lower lip, ca. 1 cm; tube erect, ca. as long as calyx; galea twisted; beak semicircular, 5--6 mm; lower lip not ciliate. Filaments pubescent. Capsule ca. 8 mm. Seeds ca. 3.6 mm. Fl. Jun--Jul, fr. Aug.
* Alpine meadows; ca. 4600 m. W Sichuan, E Xizang.