Pedicularis fletcheriana P. C. Tsoong.
Herbs annual, to 40 cm tall, not drying black. Stems single or to 10, erect, outer stems usually ascending, glabrous. Basal leaves few, usually withering early. Stem leaves only 1 or 2, alternate or sometimes pseudo-opposite; petiole to 2.5 cm, long glandular ciliate; leaf blade oblong-lanceolate, to 5 X 2 cm, glabrous on both surfaces, pinnatisect; segments ca. 7 pairs, ovate-oblong, incised-dentate. Inflorescences racemose, to 15 cm; bracts leaflike, proximal ones larger than leaves. Pedicel to 1.5 cm. Calyx ca. 2.3 cm, 1/4 cleft anteriorly, long pubescent; lobes 2 or 4, unequal, leaflike. Corolla white, with red-tinged center to lower lip, ca. 2.8 cm; tube ca. 2.2 cm, glabrous; galea slightly falcate, to 2.5 mm wide; beak bent downward, ca. 3 mm, 2-cleft; lower lip completely enveloping galea, ca. 1.6 X 2 cm, finely ciliate or glabrous, middle lobe emarginate. 2 filaments pubescent, 2 glabrous. Capsule to 1.5 cm X 9 mm. Seeds ca. 2.3 X 1.2 mm. Fl. Jul.
Alpine meadows; 3500--4200 m. SE Xizang [Bhutan].