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7b. Circaea alpina subsp. angustifolia (Handel-Mazzetti) Boufford, Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 69: 910. 1983.

狭叶露珠草 xia ye lu zhu cao

Circaea imaicola (Ascherson & Magnus) Handel-Mazzetti var. angustifolia Handel-Mazzetti, Symb. Sin. 7: 603. 1933; C. imaicola var. mairei (H. Léveillé) Handel-Mazzetti; C. lutetiana Linnaeus var. mairei H. Léveillé; C. pricei Hayata var. mairei (H. Léveillé) Handel-Mazzetti.

Plants 7-35 cm tall. Stem pubescent. Leaves opaque, elliptic, trullate, broadly trullate, or ovate, rarely broadly ovate, 1.4-4.5 × 0.6-3 cm, base narrowly to broadly cuneate, margin shallowly denticulate, apex acute. Inflorescence simple or with lateral racemes at base, glabrous or pubescent, with short glandular hairs; pedicels ascending or diverging perpendicular to axis of raceme at anthesis, glabrous or, rarely, sparsely pubescent with short glandular hairs; flowers opening during or after elongation of raceme and ± widely spaced, with a setaceous bracteole at base. Buds glabrous; ovary with uncinate hairs at anthesis; floral tube 0.2-0.3 mm. Sepals broadly to broadly ovate or oblong-ovate, apex rounded to obtuse. Petals white or pink, narrowly to broadly obovate, apical notch 1/5-1/3 length of petal; petal lobes rounded, truncate, or minutely crenulate. Uncinate hairs of fruit containing purple pigment. Fl. Jul-Sep(-Oct), fr. Aug-Nov. 2n = 22*.

● Moist open areas, thickets and forests in mountains; 2000-3600 m. Sichuan, Xizang, Yunnan.


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