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Bupleurum gracilipes Diels


Description from Flora of China

Plants 50–90 cm, perennial. Root long, thickened, branched. Stem usually solitary, erect, branched at base, base without fibrous remnant sheaths. Basal leaves oblanceolate, 8–18 × 1–1.4 cm including petioles, base narrow, clasping, apex acute. Cauline leaves subsessile, oblanceolate or narrowly long-elliptic, 5–9 × 0.7–1 cm, abaxially grayish-green, 5–7-nerved, apex obtuse, apiculate. Upper leaves sessile, small, lanceolate. Umbels 1.5–4 cm across; bracts 3–5, elliptic or ovate, 3–7 × 1–3 mm, unequal; rays 2–3(–5), thin and rigid, 1–3 cm, unequal; bracteoles 4–5, green, 3–4 × 2–2.5 mm, margin membranous, exceeding umbellules in flower, but shorter in fruit; umbellules ca. 5 mm across, 5–10-flowered; pedicels ca. 1 mm. Petals pale yellow, midvein dark. Stylopodium low-conic, yellow. Fruit oblong-ellipsoid, brown, ca. 4 × 1.5 mm, glaucous; ribs prominent; vittae 3 in each furrow, 2–4 on commissure. Fl. and fr. Jun–Aug.

This poorly known taxon is recorded only from a few collections.

Forests, shady valleys; 1400–1700 m. Chongqing (Nanchuan).


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