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Microcaryum pygmaeum (Clarke) Johnst.


Description from Flora of China

Eritrichium pygmaeum C. B. Clarke in J. D. Hooker, Fl. Brit. India 4: 165. 1883; E. riae C. Winckler.

Plants 1.5-5 cm tall. Stems erect, branched from base or not. Leaves sessile, narrowly obovate to linear-oblong, 0.6-1.5 cm × 2-6 mm, sparsely villous, with hairs near leaf apices, hairs discoid at base, base attenuate, apex obtuse to acute. Cymes terminal. Pedicel unequal, 2.5-6 mm, pubescent. Calyx ca. 2 mm; lobes narrowly elliptic, densely white villous inside, sparsely pubescent outside, apex acute. Corolla blue or pink, glabrous; tube ca. as long as calyx; throat light yellow; appendages lunate, slightly thickened, papillate, apex emarginate; limb ca. 3 mm wide; lobes suborbicular, ca. 1 mm. Anthers ca. 0.3 mm, apex mucronulate. Style ca. 1 mm. Nutlets ovate, slightly incurved, ca. 1.1 mm, abaxially slightly keeled.

Alpine meadows; 3900-4700 m. W Sichuan [NE India].


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