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Melampyrum laxum Miq.


Description from Flora of China

Annuals 25-35 cm tall. Stems erect, branched, pubescent with multicellular hairs along 2 lines. Leaf blade ovate, 2-4 X 0.8-1.5 cm, with short scaly hairs. Flowers evenly distributed to crowded; bracts cordate-ovate to ovate-orbicular, apex rounded; lower bract margins basally with 1-3 pairs of coarse teeth; upper bract margins with numerous short awn-shaped teeth. Flowers evenly distributed to crowded. Calyx lobes lanceolate to ovate, 2-3 mm at anthesis, ca. 4 mm in fruit, sparsely pubescent on veins, apex acute to obtuse. Corolla color unknown but possibly yellowish white, with throat orange on sides, 1.6-1.8 cm; tube 3-4 X as long as limb; galea densely barbate inside. Capsule ovoid, tapered, slightly oblique, ca. 1 cm, with sparse short scaly hairs. Fl. Aug.

Trailsides on forest slopes. Fujian, Zhejiang (Lishui Xian) [Japan].


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