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22. Peucedanum franchetii C. Y. Wu & F. T. Pu, Novon. 8: 70. 1998.

异叶前胡 yi ye qian hu

Peucedanum heterophyllum Franchet, Bull. Soc. Philom. Paris, sér. 8, 6: 141. 1894, not Visiani (1836).

Plants 20–30 cm, pallid-green, often purplish-tinged. Stems several, hollow, puberulous above. Leaf blade long-ovate, pinnate, thinly coriaceous, abaxially strongly reticulate, white villous, margins dentate and slightly reflexed; pinnae 1–2 × 0.5–1 cm, 2–3 pairs, lateral pinnae rhombic or oblique-ovate, base cuneate or truncate, apical pinnae ovate, base cuneate, decurrent. Umbels terminal, 2–3 cm across; peduncles elongate, straight, apex villous; bracts absent; rays 8–14, 1–2 cm, 4-angled, inner faces white hispid, outer faces glabrous; bracteoles 8–10, linear, entire or 3-lobed, lobules linear or subulate; umbellules 12–16-flowered. Calyx teeth short, triangular. Petals white. Styles longer than stylopodium. Fruit ovoid-oblong, ca. 3 × 2 mm, glabrous; dorsal ribs prominent, lateral ribs winged, wings ca. 1 mm, ca. 1/3 width of body, thin; vittae 1 in each furrow, 4 on commissure. Fl. and fr. Aug–Oct.

Alpine meadows in limestone areas; ca. 3000 m. NW Yunnan (Eryuan, Heqing, Lijiang).


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