14. Valeriana kawakamii Hayata, Icon. Pl. Formosan. 5: 82. 1915.
高山缬草 gao shan xie cao
Plants 10-20 cm tall, stoloniferous. Rhizomes short, slender. Stems simple, glabrous. Lower cauline leaves long petiolate; petiole ca. as long as leaf blade, semiamplexicaul; blade obovate-spatulate, 2-3 × 0.8-1 cm, pinnatisect; terminal lobe ovate, ca. 10 × 7-10 mm, puberulent, ultimately glabrescent, base cuneate, margin entire or remotely dentate, ciliate, apex obtuse to acute; lateral lobes similar but smaller, ca. 4 × 2 mm, gradually reduced distally; upper leaves remote, smaller; leaflets 3-5. Inflorescence corymbiform, 1-2 cm in diam.; bracts linear, ca. 4 × 0.5 mm, base dilated and amplexicaul, auriculate, ciliate, margin entire, apex obtuse. Flowers sessile. Corolla tubular-campanulate, ca. 2.7 × 1.5 mm; lobes oblong-deltoid, ca. 0.7 × 0.7 mm, glabrous, apex obtuse. Filaments inserted at middle part of corolla tube, ca. 1 mm, included, glabrous. Stamens 4, inserted distally in tube. Style exserted, 1-1.5 mm; stigma clavate. Achenes oblong-ovoid, ca. 3 mm. Fl. Apr-Jul, fr. Jul.
● Forests; high elevations. Taiwan.