30. Veronica szechuanica Batalin, Mélanges Biol. Bull. Phys.-Math. Acad. Imp. Sci. Saint-Pétersbourg. 13: 383. 1894.
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Perennials, 5-35 cm tall. Stems branched or simple. Petiole laterally ciliate; leaf blade ovate, both surfaces or adaxially hirsute with multicellular hairs, base broadly cuneate to shallowly cordate, apex obtuse to acute. Racemes 2-6, axillary from upper leaves, less than 3 cm, 3-5-flowered, in corymbs; bract sometimes on middle or basal part of pedicel, linear, nearly as long as pedicel, ciliate. Pedicel straight, ca. 5 mm. Calyx 4-lobed; lobes linear to obovate-lanceolate, 3-5 mm, subequal, ciliate with multicellular hairs. Corolla white or rarely pale purple, 5-7 mm; tube 1.5-2 mm, glabrous inside; lobes ovate to ovate-orbicular. Stamens slightly shorter than corolla. Capsule obcordate-deltoid, strongly compressed, 4-6 X 6-7 mm, ciliate with multicellular hairs. Style 2-3 mm. Seeds 2-10 per locule, oblong-ovate, flattened, slightly convex, ca. 1 mm. Fl. Jun-Jul.
Valleys or grassy slopes, forests or forest edges, alpine meadows; 1600-4400 m. SE Gansu, W Hubei, E Qinghai, S Shaanxi, Sichuan, S Xizang, NW Yunnan [Bhutan, NW India, Sikkim].