45. Veronica piroliformis Franchet, Bull. Soc. Bot. France. 47: 20. 1900.
鹿蹄草婆婆纳 lu ti cao po po na
Perennials. Rhizomes thick, branched. Roots ca. 1 mm in diam. Stems 1-5 cm, ascending or erect, hairy, internodes to 2 cm. Leaves crowded, often rosulate, rarely evenly distributed; petiole long to short, winged or wingless; leaf blade mostly spatulate, rarely elliptic or orbicular, 3-8 X 1-3.5 cm, larger upward, subglabrous to densely pubescent with multicellular hairs, base cuneate and attenuate into petiole, margin dentate, apex acute to obtuse. Racemes 1(-3), axillary, erect, scapose, to 20 cm, densely with brown-yellow multicellular glandular hairs (except for corolla). Pedicel straight, nearly as long as bract. Calyx 4-lobed; lobes linear-oblong to obovate-lanceolate, ca. 4 X 2 mm, subequal. Corolla blue, purple, or white, rotate, 1-1.2 cm in diam.; tube less than 1.5 mm; throat hairy. Capsule pliciform-rhomboid, strongly compressed, 4-5 X 7-9 mm, base subtruncate or at an angle greater than 120°, lateral angles acute to obtuse, emarginate. Style ca. 1.5 mm. Seeds 2-10 per locule, ovoid-rounded, flattened, slightly convex, ca. 1.5 mm. Fl. Jun-Jul.
* Slope meadows, forests, limestone crevices; 2600-4000 m. SW Sichuan (Puge Xian), NW Yunnan.