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21. Lobelia fangiana (F. E. Wimmer) S. Y. Hu, J. Arnold Arbor. 61: 90. 1980.

峨嵋紫锤草 e mei zi chui cao

Pratia fangiana F. E. Wimmer, Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. 38: 3. 1935; Lobelia omeiensis F. E. Wimmer.

Herbs, perennial, up to 1.5 m tall, simple. Stems erect, terete, sparsely to densely puberulent toward apex. Leaves sessile; blade elliptic, narrowly elliptic, narrowly oblong, or lanceolate, 5.5-16 × 1.2-3 cm, both surfaces glabrous, base cuneate, margin glandular-serrulate or -crenulate, apex acuminate. Flowers solitary in axils of little-reduced or unreduced leaves, and uppermost 10-25 often aggregated into a terminal raceme; pedicels 12-38 mm, densely puberulent. Hypanthium obconic or campanulate, 3-5(-7) mm, puberulent on veins or sometimes glabrous; calyx lobes erect, narrowly triangular or triangular, 3-7 mm, glabrous, margin entire or with 1-3 teeth per side. Corolla red-purple or greenish with lip purple spotted, 18-23 mm, both sides sparsely pubescent; dorsal lobes linear or linear-triangular; ventral lobes lanceolate, acuminate. Filament tube glabrous, ca. 2 × as long as anther tube; anther tube gray, 5-6 mm, glabrous; ventral anthers barbate at apex with white hairs ca. 1 mm or smaller. Berry dry, globose or obovoid, 7-17 mm. Seeds amber-colored, dull, broadly ellipsoid, 0.6-0.7 × 0.3-0.4 mm, subterete. Fl. and fr. Aug-Sep.

● Grassy slopes, forests, moist thickets on slopes and riverbanks; 1700-3000 m. SC Sichuan.


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