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Cynoglossum schlagintweitii (Brand) Kazmi


Description from Flora of China

Adelocaryum schlagintweitii Brand, Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. 13: 548. 1915.

Herbs suffrutescent, 8-15 cm tall. Stems several, cespitose, erect or ascending, upwardly pilose. Basal leaves long petiolate, oblanceolate to obovate, 2-4 cm × 5-10 mm, abaxially densely appressed pubescent, adaxially sparsely hispid, hairs discoid at base, base attenuate, apex obtuse; stem leaves short petiolate or sessile, 0.6-1.5 cm. Inflorescences solitary, rarely branched, terminal, 6-10 mm. Pedicel 1-1.5 mm, to 3 mm after anthesis, recurved. Flowers widely spaced. Calyx 1-1.5 mm, densely hispid, short appressed pubescent outside, glabrous inside; lobes oblong, apex obtuse. Corolla blue or blue-purple, campanulate, base 2-4 mm wide; throat appendages lunate; limb 3-5 mm wide; lobes divaricate, broadly ovate. Anthers oblong, 0.5-0.7 mm. Nutlets ovoid, 3-4 mm; abaxially flat, with scattered glochids; base of marginal glochids expanded and confluent into a broad wing. Fl. Jun, fr. Jul-Aug.

According to Robert R. Mill (in litt.), Paracaryum trinervum Duthie (Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1912: 39. 1912) and Cynoglossum schlaginweitii, both described from Xizang, are probably conspecific. If so, the epithet trinervum needs to be transferred to Cynoglossum.

Gravelly slopes, forests; 2500-4000 m. SW Xizang [India]


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