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Eritrichium petiolare W. T. Wang


Description from Flora of China

Herbs perennial, to 20 cm tall. Stems several, cespitose, not branched or only branched above. Basal leaves oblanceolate to narrowly oblong, 2-8 cm × 2-10 mm, base attenuate into a petiole, apex obtuse to rounded; stem leaves ± sessile, 1 or 2 leaves subtending inflorescences, wider and involucrelike; leaf blade oblanceolate-oblong to oblong, 1.5-2.5 cm. Inflorescences terminal, becoming racemose. Fruiting pedicel to 1.3 cm, sparsely pubescent; bracts narrowly ovate to ovate. Calyx lobes ovate to ovate-oblong, 2-2.5 mm, short appressed pubescent outside, sparsely short appressed pubescent inside above middle. Corolla blue, campanulate-rotate; tube ca. 2 mm; appendages low trapeziform, slightly surpassing throat, pubescent apically and laterally, with an obovate emergence inside; lobes elliptic, ca. 3 mm. Stamens inserted at middle of corolla tube; anthers ovate, ca. 0.6 mm. Gynobase ca. 0.5-0.7 mm in fruit. Nutlets dorsiventrally compressed, ca. 2.5 × 2 mm excluding marginal glochids, glabrous or sparsely pubescent, adaxially keeled, abaxially slightly convex; marginal glochids triangular, usually bluish, confluent at base into a broad wing; attachment scar at middle adaxially. Fl. and fr. Jul-Aug.

* Mountain meadows, rock crevices, thickets, ravines; 4500-5100 m. Xizang


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