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Pedicularis taliensis Bonati


Description from Flora of China

Herbs perennial, 15--20 cm tall. Main root stout. Stems soft, erect or ascending, single to several, glabrous or with lines of hairs. Basal leaves withering early. Stem leaves alternate, glabrous; petiole 4--10 mm; leaf blade ovate-oblong, ca. 2 X 1.5 cm, pinnatisect; segments 3--5 pairs, widely spaced, linear-oblong, pinnatifid, dentate, teeth callose. Flowers solitary in leaf axils, widely spaced. Pedicel erect, ca. 2 mm. Calyx campanulate, 3--4 mm, villous, not reticulate, slightly cleft anteriorly; lobes 5--7, triangular, small, sometimes obscure, entire, or the posterior lobe 2- or 3-toothed. Corolla pale rose, ca. 1 cm; tube erect, slightly longer than calyx, expanded apically; galea bent at a right angle apically, pubescent abaxially; beak ± bent downward, ca. 3 mm; lower lip ca. as long as galea, long ciliate, middle lobe hoodlike apically. Filaments sparsely pubescent. Capsule prism-shaped, 2--2.5 X as long as calyx. Fl. Jul--Aug, fr. Aug--Sep.

* Alpine meadows, margins of Pinus forests; 2700--3400 m. NW Yunnan.


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