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Aconitum pilopetalum W. T. Wang et L. Q. Li


Description from Flora of China

Caudex unknown. Stem ca. 40 cm, branched above base, spreading pubescent. Proximal cauline leaves withered at anthesis, and middle ones with petiole ca. 3 cm; leaf blade pentagonal, ca. 5 × 8 cm, papery, abaxially sparsely pubescent at veins, adaxially sparsely pubescent, base cordate, 3-sect; central segment broadly rhombic, apex acuminate, subpinnately parted, ultimate lobes linear or narrowly ovate; lateral segments obliquely flabellate, unequally 2-parted nearly to base. Inflorescence terminal, ca. 10 cm, many flowered; rachis and pedicels densely spreading pubescent; proximal bracts leaflike, distal ones lanceolate-linear. Pedicels 2--20 mm, with 2 bracteoles at middle; bracteoles linear, ca. 6 mm, pubescent. Sepals broadly obovate, ca. 1.1 × 1.1 cm; lower sepals obliquely elliptic or oblong, ca. 1 × 0.3--0.5 cm. Petals ca. 1.3 cm; claw ca. 1 cm, upper part pubescent; limb ca. 6 mm; lip ca. 2.5 mm, sparsely pubescent at margin, 2-lobed at apex; spur ca. 1 mm. Stamens glabrous; filaments entire. Carpels 5, glabrous. Fl. Aug.

* Scrub; ca. 4200 m. W Sichuan (Yajiang Xian).


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