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4. Cyananthus wardii C. Marquand, J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 48: 196. 1929.

棕毛蓝钟花 zong mao lan zhong hua

Roots ca. 5 mm in diam. Caudexes with 2 or 3 grades of branching, densely covered with persistent straw-colored scales; scales elliptic or spatulate, 10-15 × 2-4 mm. Stems several from each branch of caudex, caespitose, 10-18 cm, lower half with small, straw-colored, elliptic scales, sparsely yellow arachnoid. Leaves alternate, sessile or nearly so, increasing in size toward apex; blade elliptic or spatulate, 5-11 × 3-5 mm, both surfaces densely covered with brown-yellow arachnoid hairs, base cuneate, margin entire, apex rounded, acute, or obtuse. Flowers solitary and terminal, subtended by a whorl-like aggregation of 4 or 5 leaves; pedicels 2-4 mm, covered with brown-yellow arachnoid hairs. Calyx densely covered with brown-yellow arachnoid hairs; tube cylindrical, 10-12 × 6-8 mm; lobes ovate or triangular, 1/3-1/2 as long as tube, apex acute or obtuse. Corolla tubular, 3-4 cm, outside glabrous but inside densely villous; lobes obovate, ca. 1/2 as long as tube, outside with a yellow villous tuft at apex. Stamens ca. 1/2 as long as corolla tube. Style slightly exceeding corolla tube, glabrous.

● 3400-5000 m. SE Xizang.


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