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11. Microula jilongensis W. T. Wang, Acta Phytotax. Sin. 18: 112. 1980.

吉隆微孔草 ji long wei kong cao

Stems several, branched from base, ca. 12 cm tall, appressed or spreading, moderately densely minute hispid, not bristly. Petiole of basal and lower stem leaves to 1.5 cm; leaf blade narrowly oblanceolate to narrowly oblong, 3-4 cm × 5-7 mm, base attenuate, apex subobtuse to subacute; upper leaves sessile, oblong to narrowly oblong, 1.5-3.5 cm, moderately densely short strigose. Inflorescences terminal; bracts triangular to narrowly elliptic, 1-6 mm. Pedicel and inflorescence branches gray short strigose. Flowers crowded. Calyx ca. 2 mm, parted nearly to base; lobes narrowly triangular, densely hispid outside, apex sparsely strigose inside. Corolla blue; tube ca. 1.2 mm, glabrous; appendages lunate, ca. 0.2 mm, apex short pubescent; limb ca. 2 mm wide, glabrous; lobes suborbicular. Anthers narrowly elliptic, ca. 0.7 mm. Nutlets ovoid, ca. 2.4 × 1.5 mm, with few tubercles, glabrous; aperture in upper part of abaxial surface, narrowly oblong, ca. 1 mm; attachment scar near base. Fl. Jul-Aug.

* Meadows; ca. 4000 m. Xizang (Gyirong Xian).


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