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Chinese Plant Names | Family List | Ranunculaceae | Aconitum

Aconitum huiliense Hand.-Mazz.


Description from Flora of China

Caudex unknown. Stem ca. 60 cm, simple, apically and inflorescence densely gray pubescent, ca. 10-leaved. Proximal cauline leaves mostly withered at anthesis, long petiolate; distal ones slightly crowded, shortly petiolate; leaf blade orbicular-pentagonal, ca. 6 × 8 cm, glabrous or sparsely shortly appressed pubescent, base cordate, 3-sect; central segment broadly rhombic, ultimate lobes linear or linear-lanceolate, 2--3 mm wide, apex blunt; lateral segments obliquely flabellate, unequally 2- or 3-parted. Inflorescence ca. 12-flowered; rachis and pedicels spreading and intermixed retrorse pubescent; proximal bracts leaflike, distal bracts ovate, ca. 1 cm, smaller upward, margin entire. Pedicels 1.5--3 cm, with 2 bracteoles above middle; bracteoles oblong. Sepals blue, pubescent; lower sepals ca. 1.6 cm; lateral sepals ca. 1.8 cm; upper sepal navicular-galeate, lower margin ca. 2 cm, concave. Petals glabrous; claw ca. 2 cm; limb ca. 6 mm; lip ca. 5 mm, 2-lobed, nearly ecalcarate. Stamens glabrous; filaments 2-denticulate. Carpels 5, densely yellow pubescent. Fl. Sep.

* Mountains; 3500--3600 m. SW Sichuan (Huili Xian).


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