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Anisodus carniolicoides (C. Y. Wu & C. Chen) D'Arcy & Z. Y. Zhang


Description from Flora of China

Scopolia carniolicoides C. Y. Wu & C. Chen, Acta. Phytotax. Sin. 15(2): 59. 1977; S. carniolicoides var. dentata C. Y. Wu & C. Chen.

Rhizomes yellow. Stems sometimes pale purple, erect. Petiole 1.2-3(-5) cm; leaf blade elliptic to ovate, 6-18(-21) × 3-7.5(-12) cm, papery, glabrous, base cuneate or slightly decurrent, margin entire, sinuate, or irregularly dentate, apex acute or acuminate. Pedicel stout, 1.5-4 cm. Calyx campanulate, 2-3 × 1.5-2.5 cm, short lobed, becoming 1- or 2-parted and irregular during corolla egress. Corolla pale yellow-green, ca. 4.5 cm; lobes purple striate abaxially, indistinct, short mucronate. Anthers 6-7 mm. Disc pale yellow. Fruiting pedicel ca. 4 cm. Fruiting calyx ca. 3 cm, leathery. Fruit subglobose, ca. 1.5 cm in diam. Fl. May-Jul, fr. Sep-Oct.

The rhizomes are bitter and poisonous and are used medicinally for treating injury, bleeding wounds, and pain of rheumatism and arthritis.

* Grassy slopes, thickets at forest edges, rock crevices; 3000-4500 m. SE Qinghai, Sichuan, NW Yunnan


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