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Bothriospermum hispidissimum Hand.-Mazz.


Description from Flora of China

Herbs biennial, 30-40 cm tall. Stems several, cespitose, erect or ascending, branched, spreading hispid and appressed pubescent. Basal leaves forming a rosette; leaf blade 5-6 cm × 7-12 mm, abaxially densely strigose, adaxially scabrous, densely hirsute and appressed pubescent, hairs discoid at base, base attenuate, apex obtuse or acute; lower stem leaves sessile, oblanceolate, base cuneate, apex obtuse; upper stem leaves sessile, oblong or oblong-lanceolate, 1.5-3 cm × 5-10 mm, apex acute, broadly cuneate or rounded. Inflorescences terminal and lateral, 3-10 cm; bracts ovate, 5-8 × 3-5 mm. Pedicel very short, densely spreading hispid. Calyx 1.5-2 mm, slightly enlarged after anthesis, densely yellow hispid and strigose outside, densely appressed pubescent inside; lobes lanceolate to ovate-lanceolate. Corolla blue or purple, ca. 3 mm; throat appendages trapeziform, ca. 0.2 mm, apex retuse; limb ca. 4 mm wide; lobes orbicular, ca. 1 mm wide. Filaments inserted ca. 0.5 mm above base of corolla tube; anthers ovoid. Style terete, less than 1/2 as long as calyx; stigma capitate. Nutlets ca. 1 mm, densely granulose, aperture longitudinally elliptic, margin irregular, finely dentate.

* Roadsides, forests; 1600-1900 m. SW Sichuan, Yunnan.


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