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Pedicularis corydaloides Hand.-Mazz.


Description from Flora of China

Herbs perennial, to 16 cm tall, slender. Stems erect, short, slender, sparsely long branched apically, with remote scales basally, outer stems usually procumbent to ascending, sometimes branched, pubescent. Basal leaves numerous, petiole to 4 cm, slender, puberulent; leaf blade ovate-elliptic to ovate-oblong, 1--4 X ca. 1.8 cm, abaxially white scurfy, adaxially glabrous; segments usually 4--6 pairs, ovate to oblong, pinnatifid or incised-dentate. Stem and leaves usually pseudo-opposite, smaller than basal leaves. Flowers axillary, usually racemose apically, centrifugal. Pedicel 2--10(--14) mm. Calyx 5--6 mm, pubescent; lobes 5, unequal, posterior one usually lanceolate and entire, lateral lobes larger, serrate. Corolla yellow; tube cylindric, longer than calyx; galea straight, ca. 6 mm, sparsely glandular pilose apically, rounded in front, minutely apiculate at apex; lower lip ca. as long as galea, ciliate, lobes ± equal, rounded. Filaments pubescent. Capsule ca. 5 X 4--4.5 mm. Fl. Jul--Aug, fr. Aug--Sep.

* Forests, shrubby grass of hillsides, alpine meadows; 3200--3800 m. SE Xizang, NW Yunnan.


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