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19. Epilobium kingdonii P. H. Raven, Bull. Brit. Mus. (Nat. Hist.), Bot. 2: 377. 1962.

矮生柳叶菜 ai sheng liu ye cai

Herbs perennial, loosely clumped or matted with fleshy soboles 2-6 cm below ground, caudex with scales. Stems 8-25 cm tall, simple or rarely branched, strigillose and scarcely glandular above, subglabrous below with 2 raised strigillose lines decurrent from margins of petioles. Leaves crowded, subsessile above, lower ones with petioles to 2 mm; cauline blade ovate, 0.8-2(-2.7) × 0.4-1(-1.6) cm, glabrous except for sparsely strigillose margin and midvein, base cuneate to obtuse, margin obscurely serrulate with 8-15 teeth per side, apex acute. Inflorescence slightly nodding in bud; flowers suberect. Sepals 4-5 mm. Petals rose-purple, 7-8 mm. Stigma capitate, entire. Capsules 3.5-5.5 cm, subglabrous; pedicels 0.4-1.2 cm. Seeds dark brown, 1.4-1.6 mm, finely papillose, with short chalazal collar; coma white, detaching easily. Fl. Aug-Sep, fr. Aug-Oct. Chromosome number unknown.

● Shaded moist slopes along rivers and streams; 3300-3700 m. W Sichuan, SE Xizang, NW Yunnan.


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