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Eritrichium oligacanthum Lian et J. Q. Wang


Description from Flora of China

Herbs perennial, 30-40 cm tall. Stems numerous, cespitose, not branched, pubescent. Petiole of basal leaves 2.5-4 cm; leaf blade ovate to elliptic, 2.5-4.5 × 1.5-2 cm, sparsely pubescent, base rounded to attenuate, apex acute to rounded; stem leaves short petiolate to sessile, oblong to narrowly elliptic. Inflorescences 2 or 3, terminal, few flowered, 2-6 cm, ebracteate. Pedicel 3-5 mm, somewhat pubescent. Calyx lobes narrowly ovate to ovate, ca. 1.5 mm at anthesis, slightly enlarged in fruit, with many white hairs outside, sparsely short pubescent inside. Corolla white, campanulate-rotate; tube ca. 1.5 mm; appendages low trapeziform, slightly exserted, ca. 0.5 mm, with a papillate emergence; lobes suborbicular to obovate, ca. 2.5 mm. Anthers oblong, ca. 0.5 mm. Gynobase ca. 1 mm. Nutlets dorsiventrally compressed, ca. 2.5 mm excluding marginal glochids, sparsely pubescent; adaxially convex, somewhat pubescent, sparsely tuberculate; disc broadly ovate; marginal glochids 0.3-0.5 mm, free; attachment scar at middle adaxially, ovate. Fl. Jul.

* Mountains; ca. 2700 m. Xinjiang (Hejing Xian)


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