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Aconitum shimianense W. T. Wang


Description from Flora of China

Caudex obconical or conical, 2--4 cm, slender, 0.8--1.8 cm in diam. Stem ca. 60 cm, 6--9 mm in diam., apically 1-branched or simple, sparsely retrorse pubescent. Middle cauline leaves with petiole 2.2--4 cm, retrorse yellowish pubescent; leaf blade cordate-pentagonal, ca. 9 × 12 cm, herbaceous, abaxially subglabrous, adaxially sparsely appressed pubescent, 3-parted; central lobe rhombic, apex acuminate, 3-fid; lateral lobes obliquely flabellate, unequally 2-parted. Inflorescence terminal, 7--10 cm, ca. 6-flowered; rachis sparsely retrorse pubescent; bracts leaflike, 3--7.5 cm. Pedicels 3--6 cm, glabrous, with 2 bracteoles near or above middle; bracteoles usually linear, 4--6 mm, glabrous, rarely proximal ones leaflike, ca. 1.8 cm. Sepals blue-purple, ca. 1.6 cm, concave, beak indistinct; lower sepals narrowly ovate or narrowly elliptic, 1--1.3 cm; lateral sepals obliquely obovate, ca. 15 × 1.2 cm. Petals ca. 1.5 cm, glabrous; claw ca. 1 cm; lip ca. 4 mm; spur recurved, ca. 2.5 mm. Stamens glabrous; filaments 2-denticulate. Carpels 5, glabrous.

* Scrub; 3500--3800 m. Sichuan (Shimian Xian).


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