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Pedicularis gracilituba Li


Description from Flora of China

Herbs perennial, 4--6 cm, rarely to 15 cm tall, glabrous or pubescent, drying black. Stems densely clustered or few, slender, soft, leafy. Leaves alternate, basal and stem ones similar; petiole 0.2--4 cm, often longer than leaf blade, slender, subglabrous to conspicuously pubescent; leaf blade lanceolate-oblong, membranous, glabrous or adaxially sparsely hispidulous, 2.5--3.5 X 0.7--2 cm, pinnatisect; segments 4--6 pairs, ovate to ovate-oblong, deeply incised-dentate. Flowers widely spaced. Pedicel slender, to 1 cm. Calyx 7--10 mm, slightly cleft anteriorly, pubescent; lobes 5, ± equal. Corolla purple, ca. 7 cm; tube to 6.5 cm, slender, pubescent; galea bent at a right angle apically; beak falcate, inconspicuous; lower lip ca. 1 X 1.3 cm, not ciliate. Filaments glabrous. Fl. Jun--Jul, fr. Aug.

* Alpine meadows, forests; 3300--4000 m. SW Sichuan, NW Yunnan


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