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4. Veronica capitata Royle ex Bentham, Scroph. Ind. 45. 1835.

头花婆婆纳 tou hua po po na

Perennials. Rhizomes horizontal. Stems basally procumbent, apically erect, simple or branched from middle, 7-15 cm tall, basally glabrescent, middle and apically densely with multicellular glandular hairs. Leaves sessile, lower ones scalelike; leaf blade ovate-orbicular, 1-2 X 0.6-1.5 cm, with multicellular glandular hairs, base rounded obtuse, margin entire or obscurely dentate-incised, apex obtuse. Inflorescences terminal, racemose-capitate in flower, elongated to 5 cm in fruit, with multicellular glandular hairs except for corolla; bracts leaflike, elliptic. Pedicel short, elongated to 5 mm after flowering. Calyx 4-5 mm; lobes broadly linear to oblanceolate. Corolla ca. 8 mm; tube 1-1.5 mm, glabrous inside; lobes erect, ovate-orbicular, ovate, or narrowly oblong. Ovary apex sparsely hairy. Capsule slightly compressed; style to 7 mm.

Alpine meadows; 3000-4500 m. W Xizang [NW India, Kashmir].


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