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12. Epilobium taiwanianum C. J. Chen et al., Syst. Bot. Monogr. 34: 95. 1992.

台湾柳叶菜 tai wan liu ye cai

Herbs perennial, suberect, often clumped, with fleshy turions that leave brown leathery basal scales. Stems 7-25 cm tall, simple or sparsely branched, strigillose throughout, lacking raised decurrent lines. Leaves subsessile or lower ones with petioles 1-2 mm; cauline blade ovate to lanceolate to lanceolate-elliptic, spatulate near base, 1-2.5 × 0.5-1 cm, subglabrous with faintly strigillose margin and midvein, base cuneate to broadly so, margin denticulate with 3-9 teeth per side, apex acute to obtuse. Inflorescence nodding before anthesis; flowers erect. Sepals 3-5 mm, keeled. Petals rose-purple, 4-6.5 mm. Stigma capitate to broadly clavate, entire. Capsules 2.5-5 cm, strigillose; pedicels 0.5-1 cm. Seeds light brown, 1.1-1.5 mm, low papillose, with inconspicuous chalazal collar; coma white, detaching easily. Fl. Jul-Sep, fr. Aug-Oct(-Dec). Chromosome number unknown.

● Subalpine scree or gravel slopes where moisture is sufficient, rarely in shaded places; 3000-3900 m. Taiwan.


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