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35. Veronica vandellioides Maximowicz, Bull. Acad. Imp. Sci. Saint-Pétersbourg. 32: 514. 1888.

唐古拉婆婆纳 tang gu la po po na

Perennials, 5-25 cm tall, entirely pubescent with multicellular hairs. Stems to 25, cespitose, very rarely 1, slender, ascending to diffuse. Leaves subsessile or petiole to 1 cm; leaf blade ovate-orbicular, 0.7-2 X 0.6-1.8 cm, base cordate to truncate, margin 2-5-crenate on each side, apex obtuse. Racemes 4-10, axillary, sometimes only from upper leaves, 1- or 2-flowered; 1-flowered inflorescences with peduncle slender, 0.6-2 cm; bracts (appearing to be bracteoles) at middle of peduncle, broadly linear, less than 5 mm. Pedicel slender, 3-10 mm. Calyx 4-lobed; lobes narrowly elliptic, subequal, ca. 3 mm at anthesis, 4-6 mm in fruit. Corolla pale blue, pink, or white, rotate, slightly longer than calyx; tube less than 1.5 mm; throat hairy; lobes orbicular to ovate. Stamens slightly shorter than corolla. Capsule subobcordate-reniform, strongly compressed, 3-4 X 5-6 mm, base truncate-rounded. Style ca. 2 mm. Seeds 2-10 per locule, ovoid, flattened, slightly convex, ca. 1.5 mm. Fl. Jul-Aug.

* Forests, meadows; 2000-4400 m. Gansu, Qinghai, Shaanxi (Taibai Shan), W Sichuan, C to N Xizang.


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