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Stachyopsis lamiiflora (Rupr.) M. Pop. et Vved.


Description from Flora of China

Stachys lamiiflora Ruprecht, Mem. Acad. Imp. Sci. Saint Petersbourg 14: 67. 1869.

Herbs perennial. Stems unbranched, erect, 40-80 cm tall, retrorse pubescent, subglabrescent. Leaves sessile; mid stem leaf blades oblong-ovate, 5-10 × 3-5 cm, sparsely appressed pubescent, base rounded to shallowly cordate, margin coarsely crenate-serrate, apex acute; lateral veins 4 or 5 pairs. Verticillasters to 2.5 cm in diam., in widely spaced spikes; floral leaves gradually reduced upward, blade ovate-lanceolate, 3-6 × 1-2.5 cm; bracteoles flaccid, lanceolate-linear to linear, ca. 10 × 1-1.5 mm. Calyx teeth ca. 6 mm, narrowly triangular, apex spinescent-acuminate, villous outside, puberulent inside. Corolla ca. 1.6 cm, apex densely white or yellow villous outside; tube ca. 8 mm; upper lip ovate, concave, ca. 8 × 6 mm; lower lip spreading, subcircular, ca. 8 × 7 mm; middle lobe obovate to subcircular, ca. 5 × 5 mm, apex emarginate; lateral lobes subcircular, ca. 3 mm in diam. Ovary brown, glabrous. Nutlets chestnut brown, oblong, triquetrous, ca. 4 × 2.5 mm, base cuneate, apex obliquely truncate, glabrous. Fl. Aug, fr. Aug-Sep.

Subalpine meadows; 2400 m. Xinjiang [Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan].


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