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Pedicularis atroviridis Tsoong


Description from Flora of China

Herbs perennial, barely 7 cm tall, drying black. Stems clustered, often diffuse or ascending, slender, densely brown long pubescent. Basal leaf petiole to 2.3 cm, glabrous; leaf blade ovate to ovate-elliptic, ca. 1.2 cm X 8 mm, pinnatisect; segments ca. 4 pairs, irregularly pinnatifid, incised dentate. Stem leaves few, opposite or sometimes ± alternate; petiole ca. 6 mm; leaf blade ovate or rounded, glabrous on both surfaces, 3--5-lobed. Inflorescences sometimes interrupted basally, 2--6-flowered. Calyx glabrous; tube ca. 4.5 mm, densely long white pubescent; lobes 5, unequal, leaflike. Corolla bright purple red, with paler throat, ca. 1.9 cm; tube falcate apically, ca. 1.2 cm, densely white long pubescent; galea barely straight, ca. 6.5 mm, apex protruding, marginally 2-toothed; lower lip longer than galea, ca. 1 X 1 cm, margin erose. 2 filaments pubescent, 2 glabrous. Fl. Jul, fr. Aug--Sep.

* Open moss-covered slopes; ca. 4100 m. SE Xizang.


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