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Lagotis pharica Prain


Description from Flora of China

Lagotis incisifolia Handel-Mazzetti.

Herbs, 4-15 cm tall. Lateral roots fascicled, fleshy; root crown with 2-4 scarious brown ovate scales. Rhizomes short, slender. Stolons more than 7 cm. Leaves 2-6, basal; petiole 1.2-7 cm, narrowly winged, flattened, base dilated and sheathlike; leaf blade ovate to oblong, as long as or shorter than petiole, pinnately parted; segments 3-5, linear, margin obtuse-serrate. Scapes 1-3, ascending, nearly as long as leaves; spikes 1.5-2.5 cm; bracts broadly obovate to ovate-oblong, 4-6 mm, thick, pubescent, margin entire, apically crenate. Calyx 2-lobed; lobes lanceolate, 2-3 mm. Corolla violet, 4-5.5 mm; tube straight, nearly as long as limb; lower lip lobes 3, linear-oblong; upper lip 2-lobed. Filaments as long as or longer than lips. Style shorter than lips, slender; stigma small, capitate to emarginate. Fruit narrowly ovoid-globose. Fl. May.

Alpine grassland; ca. 4300 m. W Sichuan, SE Xizang [Bhutan].


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