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Craniotome furcata (Link) O. Ktze.


Description from Flora of China

Ajuga furcata Link, Enum. Hort. Berol. Alt. 2: 99. 1822; Anisomeles furcata (Link) Sweet; Anisomeles nepalensis Sprengel; Craniotome versicolor Reichenbach; Nepeta versicolor Trevisan de Saint-Leon.

Stems 1-2 m tall, base subwoody, densely spreading hirsute, sometimes branched. Petiole 2.5-7 cm, densely hirsute; leaf blade broadly ovate-cordate, membranous, densely spreading hirsute, golden glandular, margin crenate. Panicles 14-18 cm; peduncle ca. 6 mm; lower floral leaves leaflike, upper leaves spatulate; bracteoles shorter than calyx tube. Calyx ca. 1.5 mm, hirsute, glandular; teeth narrowly triangular. Corolla reddish or purple-red, 3-4 mm, hairy outside, sparsely hairy on limb inside. Fl. Aug-Sep, fr. Oct-Feb.

Forests, thickets; 900-3200 m. Sichuan, Xizang, Yunnan [Bhutan, India, Laos, Myanmar, Nepal, Vietnam].


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