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Gentiana tenuicaulis Ling


Description from Flora of China

Perennials 10-15 cm tall. Stems ascending, stout, simple, densely papillate. Basal leaves petiole 1-2 cm, membranous; leaf blade linear-elliptic to narrowly elliptic, 5-8 × 0.6-1.5 cm, densely papillate, base narrowed, margin ciliolate, apex acuminate to obtuse, veins 1-3. Stem leaves 3 or 4 pairs; petiole to 8 mm; leaf blade oblong to ovate-lanceolate, 1-7 cm × 3-7 mm, base obtuse, margin ciliolate, apex obtuse to rounded, veins 1-3. Cymes axillary or terminal, forming a lax panicle; axillary cymes sometimes on pedunclelike branches; peduncle purple, densely papillate, to 2 cm. Pedicel 5-10 mm. Calyx tube 8-9 mm, membranous, entire; lobes 5, oblanceolate, 7.5-9.5 mm, base narrowed and oblique, margin ciliolate, apex obtuse. Corolla pale blue, with pale yellow base, tubular to narrowly funnelform, 3-3.7 cm; lobes ovate-triangular, 8-9 mm, margin entire, apex acute; plicae ovate, 2.5-3 mm, margin denticulate, apex obtuse. Stamens inserted at basal part of corolla tube; filaments 0.9-1.1 cm; anthers narrowly ellipsoid, 2-3.5 mm. Style 4-5 mm; stigma lobes oblong. Capsules ovoid-ellipsoid, 1.5-1.8 cm; gynophore 4-5 mm. Seeds brown, narrowly ellipsoid, 1.8-2 mm. Fl. and fr. Jul-Aug.

* Limestone slopes; 700-1800 m. Hebei.


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