1. Cyananthus sect. Stenolobi (Franchet) Y. S. Lian in D. Y. Hong, Fl. Reipubl. Popularis Sin. 73(2): 13. 1983.
多年生组 duo nian sheng zu
Cyananthus [unranked] Stenolobi Franchet, J. Bot. (Morot) 1: 258. 1887.
Plants perennial. Caudex densely clothed in persistent and straw-colored scales. Leaves alternate. Flowers solitary, terminal on main stems and branches, subtended by a whorl-like aggregation of 3-5 leaves. Calyx glabrous or covered with hairs other than brown-black setae, often ± swollen and saclike after anthesis. Corolla lobes usually oblong, longer than broad.
Seven species: Himalaya and the Hengduan Mountains; seven species (five endemic) in China.