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Aconitum pseudostapfianum W. T. Wang


Description from Flora of China

Aconitum tuguancunense Q. E. Yang.

Caudex unknown. Stem twining, branched, sparsely retrorse pubescent or nearly glabrous. Middle cauline leaves long petiolate; petiole 7.5--10 cm, sparsely pubescent; leaf blade cordate-pentagonal, 7--9.5 × 12--14 cm, abaxially sparsely pubescent at veins, adaxially sparsely strigose, 3-parted; central lobe broadly rhombic, 3-fid at middle; lateral lobes obliquely flabellate, unequally 2-parted. Inflorescence to 9 cm, 3--10-flowered; rachis and pedicels glabrous; basal bracts leaflike, others narrowly linear, ca. 4 mm. Pedicels decurved, to 3.8 cm, with 2 bracteoles at middle or below; bracteoles narrowly linear or subulate, 3--4 mm. Sepals blue-violet, abaxially glabrous; lower sepals 1--1.5 cm; lateral sepals 1.1--1.6 cm; upper sepal galeate, 1.8--2.2 cm, shortly beaked, lower margin concave. Petals ca. 1.8 cm, glabrous; limb ca. 1 cm; lip ca. 5 mm, 2-lobed at apex; spur circinate, ca. 3.5 mm. Stamens glabrous; filaments entire. Carpels 5(--10), glabrous. Follicles erect, 1--2.4 cm; persistent style ca. 2.5 mm. Seeds ca. 3 mm. Fl. Sep.

* Scrub; 2800--3000 m. NW Yunnan (Lijiang Naxi Zu Zizhixian).


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