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23. Veronica chinoalpina T. Yamazaki, J. Jap. Bot. 27: 63. 1952.

河北婆婆纳 he bei po po na

Perennials, 8-17 cm tall. Rhizomes less than 1 cm. Stems ascending, simple, densely villous with yellow-gray multicellular hairs. Leaves sessile or lower ones short petiolate; leaf blade of lower leaves elliptic to ovate, upper ovate-lanceolate to lanceolate, 0.8-2 X 0.3-1 cm, villous with multicellular hairs, margin entire or few dentate at middle. Racemes 2 or 3, few flowered in axils of uppermost leaves, forming a head, appearing terminal; peduncle 0.5-1.5 cm, villous with multicellular hairs; bracts oblanceolate, as long as pedicel. Calyx 5-lobed; lobes narrowly elliptic to oblanceolate, ca. 3 mm at anthesis, ca. 5 X 2 mm in fruit, upper much smaller than other 4. Capsule ovoid, slightly compressed, 6-7 X 4-5 mm, apically obtuse and emarginate, hirsute with multicellular hairs. Style 1.5-2 mm. Seeds more than 40 per capsule, oblong, flattened and slightly convex on both sides, ca. 1 mm; seed coat smooth. Fr. Aug.

* Mountain slopes; ca. 3000 m. Hebei (Xiaowutai Shan).


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