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Aconitum kagerpuense W. T. Wang


Description from Flora of China

Caudex unknown. Stem 36--40 cm tall, basally 1- or 2-branched, apically sparsely appressed pubescent, below middle glabrous. Basal and proximal cauline leaves withered at anthesis; middle cauline leaves long petiolate; petiole 4--8 cm, sparsely pubescent; leaf blade pentagonal, 4.2--5.2 cm, both surfaces appressed pubescent, 3-sect; central segment rhombic, ultimate lobes linear or linear-lanceolate; lateral segments obliquely flabellate, unequally 2-parted. Inflorescence 15--17 cm, many flowered; rachis and pedicels densely or sparsely retrorse pubescent; proximal bracts leaflike, distal ones linear, 2--4 cm. Pedicels 0.3--4 cm, appressed pubescent, distally with 2 bracteoles; bracteoles leaflike or linear, 2.5--10 mm. Sepals blue, abaxially glabrous; lower sepals obliquely oblong, ca. 1.3 × 0.4 cm, glabrous; lateral sepals obliquely broadly obovate, ca. 1.8 × 1.5 cm, adaxially yellow sericeous; upper sepal galeate, ca. 2.2 cm from base to beak. Petals ca. 1.9 cm, glabrous, claw ca. 1.8 cm, apex subgeniculate; limb ca. 0.9 cm; lip ca. 0.3 cm, 2-lobed at apex; spur incurved, ca. 1.8 mm. Stamens glabrous; filaments entire. Carpels 3, glabrous.

* About 4000 m. NW Yunnan (Dêqên Xian).


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