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Eritrichium lasiocarpum W. T. Wang


Description from Flora of China

Herbs perennial, 5-10 cm tall. Stems erect, ascending or prostrate, appressed pubescent. Petiole of basal leaves 1-2.5 cm; leaf blade oblanceolate, 0.7-1.5 cm × 2-5 mm, appressed white pubescent, base attenuate, apex obtuse to acute; stem leaves short petiolate or sessile, smaller. Inflorescences extra-axillary, racemose, 2-4 cm, 3-10-flowered; bracts resembling leaves, sharply reduced upward to absent. Pedicel thin, weak, appressed pubescent. Calyx lobes lanceolate to narrowly oblong, 1-1.5 mm, appressed pubescent outside, glabrous or sparsely pubescent inside. Corolla light blue, campanulate-tubular; tube 1-1.2 mm; appendages fleshy, 2-cleft; lobes orbicular or nearly so, 0.5-1.3 mm. Stamens inserted below middle of corolla tube; anthers suborbicular. Nutlets dorsiventrally compressed, 1-1.2 × ca. 1 mm excluding marginal glochids, adaxially sparsely short pubescent; abaxially triangular-ovate, slightly convex, densely and minutely hispid, marginal glochids ca. 0.4 mm, triangular below middle, free or confluent into a narrow wing; attachment scar above middle adaxially. Fl. and fr. Jul-Aug.

* Rocky slopes and crevices; 4600-4900 m. Xizang.


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