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Veronica deltigera Wall. ex Benth.


Description from Flora of China

Veronica semiamplexicaulis D. Y. Hong.

Perennials, ca. 25 cm tall. Stems erect or ascending, sometimes rooting at base, simple or with underdeveloped branches from middle or apically, densely villous with multicellular hairs or hairs only along 2 lines. Leaves 6-8 pairs, evenly distributed, sessile and amplexicaul; leaf blade ovate, 2-3 X 1-2 cm, lower ones smaller, glabrous, base rounded to truncate, margin dentate to crenate toward leaf apex, apex acute to short acuminate. Racemes 1 or 2, axillary in upper leaves, 7-9 cm in flower, to 10-flowered, axis basally puberulent, densely glandular hairy in middle and apically; peduncle 2-3.5 cm; bracts broadly linear to lanceolate. Pedicel straight, shorter than bract. Calyx 4-lobed; lobes lanceolate, 4-5 mm, subequal, with sparse multicellular glandular hairs. Corolla blue-purple, rotate, to 1.3 cm in diam.; tube less than 1.5 mm, glabrous inside. Stamens shorter than corolla. Young fruit strongly compressed, base truncate, lateral angle acute, margin apically ciliate with multicellular glandular hairs, emarginate. Style 4-5 mm. Seeds 2-10 per locule, flattened, slightly convex. Fl. Jun.

Slope thickets, meadows; 2700-3100 m. S Xizang (Qomolangma Feng) [E Nepal].


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