40. Bupleurum kunmingense Yin Li & S. L. Pan, Acta Phytotax. Sin. 22: 131. 1984.
韭叶柴胡 jiu ye chai hu
Plant 60–100 cm, perennial. Taproot slender, woody, rarely branched. Stem green, erect, base densely marked with annular leaf scars, without fibrous remnant sheaths. Basal leaves numerous, linear, 10–15 × 0.3–0.5 cm, abaxially glaucous, 3–7-nerved, thinly papery, base tapering, apex acuminate. Cauline leaves remote; blade narrowly lanceolate. Apical leaves small, 8–10 × 1.5–5 mm, 3–5-nerved, clasping. Umbels 1.5–4.5 cm across; bracts 5–8, narrow-elliptic, 1.5–5 × 1–2 mm, unequal; rays 4–11, 1–2.5 cm, unequal, slender; bracteoles 5, obovate or broad-elliptic, 2.5–3.5 × 1–2 mm, 3–5-nerved, greenish, exceeding the flowers; umbellules 4–6 mm across, 8–14-flowered; pedicels 1–1.5 mm, slender. Petals yellow. Stylopodium low-conic, yellow. Fruit oblong, brown, 2–3 × 1–2 mm; ribs prominent; vittae 3 in each furrow, 4 on commissure. Fl. Jul–Sep, fr. Aug–Oct.
Upland slopes; ca. 2000 m. E Yunnan (Kunming, Luxi).
The roots are used in traditional Chinese medicine. This rather poorly known taxon is recorded only from a few collections.