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Eritrichium sinomicrocarpum W. T. Wang


Description from Flora of China

Eritrichium microcarpum W. T. Wang (1980), not de Candolle (1846).

Herbs perennial, cushionlike, 3-5 cm tall. Stems cespitose, much branched at base, with many withered leaves and persistent bases. Leaf blade spatulate, 1-2 cm × 2-4 mm, with many white hairs, base attenuate becoming petiolate, margin ciliate, apex obtuse to acute. Inflorescences terminal, racemose, 1-1.5 cm, 3-5-flowered. Pedicel 2-6 mm, erect to ascending. Calyx lobes erect at anthesis, lanceolate, linear, to ovate-lanceolate, 1.5-2 mm, pubescent outside and inside above middle. Corolla light blue, campanulate-rotate; tube 1.5-1.8 mm; appendages lunate, with a small papillate emergence; limb ca. 5 mm wide; lobes ovate to suborbicular, 2-2.5 mm. Anthers ovate to elliptic, ca. 0.5 mm. Style ca. 0.6 mm, not surpassing nutlets. Nutlets dorsiventrally compressed, sparsely pubescent, 1.5-1.7 × ca. 1 mm excluding marginal glochids, adaxially protruding, abaxially somewhat convex; marginal glochids fewer, free or nearly so at base; attachment scar below middle adaxially. Fl. and fr. Jul-Aug.

* Rocky slopes; 4500-4600 m. Xizang.


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