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Gentiana duclouxii Franch.


Description from Flora of China

Perennials 4-7 cm tall. Vegetative stems usually prolonged; flowering stems simple, erect, glabrous, basally prostrate, producing a basal rosette. Leaf blade spatulate to oblong-oblanceolate, base gradually narrowed into a broad petiole, margin slightly revolute, veins 1-3. Basal rosette leaves well developed; petiole 1-3.5 cm, narrowly winged; leaf blade 1-4 cm × 5-12 mm. Stem leaves several pairs, crowded close to calyx; petiole 7-10 mm; leaf blade 8-10 × 2-3 mm. Inflorescences subapical, 1-3-flowered. Flowers sessile. Calyx narrowly obconic, 1.3-1.5 mm, tube membranous; lobes triangular, 1-1.5 mm, unequal, margin membranous, apex acute, midvein distinct. Corolla rose with blue spots in throat, funnelform, 3-4 cm; lobes ovate-triangular, 4-5 mm, margin entire, apex obtuse; plicae ovate, 1.5-2 mm, oblique, margin denticulate, apex obtuse. Stamens inserted at basal part of corolla tube; filaments 1-1.4 cm; anthers ellipsoid, 1-1.3 mm. Style 3-4 mm; stigma lobes linear. Capsules ellipsoid, 1.2-1.5 cm; gynophore to 2 cm. Seeds light brown, ellipsoid, 0.8-1 mm. Fl. and fr. Apr-Oct.

* Hillsides; 1800-1900 m. C Yunnan.


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