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Comastoma stellariifolium (Franch. ex Hemsl.) Holub


Description from Flora of China

Gentiana stellariifolia Franchet in F. B. Forbes & Hemsley, J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 26: 135. 1890; Gentianella stellariifolia (Franchet) Harry Smith.

Perennials 8-20 cm tall. Stems ascending, subquadrangular. Basal leaves poorly developed, sessile, elliptic to ovate, 2.5-4.5 × 1.2-1.7 mm, base slightly contracted, apex acute. Flowers terminal, solitary. Pedicel ascending, to 6.5 cm, slender, subquadrangular. Calyx 2.5-6 mm; lobes spreading, slightly unequal, lanceolate to narrowly elliptic, apex acuminate to acute, midvein indistinct. Corolla blue, tubular-funnelform to salverform, 6-10(-13) mm; lobes narrowly oblong to obovate-oblong, 3.5-4.5(-6) mm, scale 1, fimbriae ca. 1.5 mm, apex obtuse to rounded. Nectaries 10. Stamens inserted just above middle of corolla tube; filaments 1.2-1.3 mm, base decurrent into pubescent wings of corolla tube; anthers yellow, ellipsoid, ca. 1.2 mm. Style indistinct; stigma lobes suborbicular. Capsules ovoid-ellipsoid, 8-9 mm. Seeds brown, subglobose, ca. 0.5 mm; seed coat smooth. Fl. and fr. Sep-Nov.

River banks, swamp margins, slopes, alpine meadows, scrub, forests; 2800-4100 m. NW Yunnan [Bhutan, Myanmar, Nepal, Sikkim].


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