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Pedicularis obscura Bonati


Description from Flora of China

Herbs perennial, pubescent. Stems erect or ascending to repent, many branched; branches diffuse, 0.8--1.4 cm, with 2--4 lines of villous hairs or pubescent over entire surface. Basal leaves withering early. Proximal stem leaves opposite, distal ones in whorls of 4; petiole 0.5--2 cm, distal ones winged; leaf blade broadly elliptic-oblong, 2--3 cm X 5--8 mm, pinnatisect; segments broadly elliptic-oblong, pinnatifid, lobes 3--5 X ca. 1 mm. Inflorescences spicate, dense; bracts leaflike, 1.5--2.5 cm, longer than flowers, villous. Calyx 7--8 mm, deeply cleft anteriorly, densely pubescent; lobes 5, unequal, posterior one lanceolate and entire, lateral lobes broadly ovate and serrate. Corolla red; tube bent at a right angle forward apically, ca. as long as or slightly longer than calyx; galea erect, truncate at apex, beakless, glabrous; lower lip slightly longer than galea, glabrous. Filaments glabrous; anthers apiculate. Fl. Jun, fr. Jul--Aug.

* Alpine meadows; 3800--4100 m. NW Yunnan.


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