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Trigonotis vestita (Hemsl.) Johnst.


Description from Flora of China

Trigonotis peduncularis (Trevisan) Bentham ex Baker & S. Moore var. vestita Hemsley in F. B. Forbes & Hemsley, J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 26: 154. 1890.

Herbs biennial. Stems cespitose, ca. 15 cm tall, densely gray-white villous. Basal leaves numerous; petiole to 6 cm; leaf blade narrowly elliptic, 0.5-3 cm × 3-10 mm, densely gray-white villous, abaxially with prominent midvein, base narrowly cuneate, apex mucronate; stem leaves similar to basal leaves, sessile or extremely short petiolate. Inflorescences terminal, to 14 cm in fruit, only lower 2 or 3 flowers bracteate. Pedicel obliquely spreading, linear, 7-10 mm. Calyx 5-parted; lobes oblanceolate, ca. 2 mm, densely villous, apex acuminate. Corolla light blue; tube ca. 2.5 mm wide; throat appendages ca. 0.8 mm, papillate; limb 5-6 mm wide; lobes horizontal, suborbicular, ca. 2.5 mm. Anthers broadly elliptic, ca. 0.6 mm; apex obtuse. Nutlets dark brown, semiglobose-tetrahedral, ca. 1 mm, smooth, glabrous, shiny, adaxial bottom surface smaller than 2 lateral surfaces, abaxial surfaces ovate and convex; stipe slightly curved, ca. 0.2 mm.

* Alpine or subalpine meadows, thickets. Hubei, Shaanxi, Sichuan, Yunnan.


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