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18. Lobelia davidii Franchet, Nouv. Arch. Mus. Hist. Nat., sér. 2. 6: 82. 1883.

江南山梗菜 jiang nan shan geng cai

Lobelia davidii var. dolichothyrsa (Diels) F. E. Wimmer; L. davidii var. glaberrima F. E. Wimmer; L. davidii var. kwangsiensis (F. E. Wimmer) Y. S. Lian; L. davidii var. sichuanensis Y. S. Lian; L. dolichothyrsa Diels; L. kwangsiensis F. E. Wimmer; L. oligantha C. Y. Wu; L. tibetica W. L. Zheng.

Herbs, perennial, up to 180 cm. Stems erect, simple or branched, usually densely hispidulous or scaberulose. Leaves alternate, lower leaves usually petiolate; petiole winged, up to 4 cm; blade ovate-elliptic to linear-lanceolate, up to 17 × 7 cm, abaxially glabrous or hispidulous, adaxially glabrous, base cuneate, apex acuminate. Racemes terminal, 20-50 cm, inflorescence rachises glabrous to densely hispidulous; bracts ovate-lanceolate to lanceolate, longer than flowers; pedicels 3-5 mm, usually hispidulous, with 1 or 2 minute bracteoles near base. Hypanthium obovoid, ca. 4 mm, rounded at base, sparsely to densely scaberulose; calyx lobes linear-lanceolate, 5-12 × 1-1.5 mm, margin denticulate. Corolla nearly 2-lipped, purple-red or red-purple, 1.1-2.8 cm; upper lobes linear; lower lobes narrowly elliptic or lanceolate-elliptic, glabrous or puberulent, villous below throat. Stamens connate above base; filament tube glabrous or puberulent near anthers; lower 2 anthers barbate at top. Capsule globose, 6-10 in diam. Seeds yellow-brown, slightly compressed, one side thicker than other. Fl. and fr. Aug-Oct.

Forest margins, by streams; below 4000 m. Anhui, Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangxi, Sichuan, S Xizang (Cona, Yadong), Yunnan, Zhejiang [Bhutan, N India, Myanmar, Nepal].


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