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Omphalogramma tibeticum Fletcher


Description from Flora of China

Plants perennial, with overlapping bud scales at base; scales ovate to oblong, 1--4 cm. Leaves developing at same time as flowers. Outer leaves usually broadly ovate, base cordate to rounded, apex acute. Petiole of inner leaves winged, shorter than leaf blade at anthesis, ca. 2 X as long as leaf blade at fruiting; leaf blade elliptic, 3--9 X 1.5--4 cm, abaxially pubescent along veins, adaxially sparsely pilose, base attenuate, margin entire or nearly so, apex rounded to obtuse. Scapes 10--18 cm, elongating to 30 cm in fruit, with multicellular hairs, especially toward apex. Calyx 1--1.3 cm, fulvous pilose, parted nearly to base, 6-lobed; lobes lanceolate to linear-lanceolate, apex acute to obtuse; veins 3. Corolla purple, glandular pilose outside; tube 3--4 cm, gradually enlarged upward from base; lobes oblong to subobovate, 1.3--1.5 cm, obscurely emarginate and crenulate at apex. Stamens inserted at middle of corolla tube; filaments 7--10(--12) mm, glabrous; anthers 6--7 mm. Ovary glabrous; style glandular pubescent at base. Capsule unknown. Fl. Jul.

* Alpine scrubland; ca. 4000 m. SE Xizang (Bomi Xian).


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