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Orobanche mongolica G. Beck


Description from Flora of China

Herbs 15-30 cm tall. Stems slender, yellow-brown glandular pubescent. Leaves numerous, basal ones ovate, 3-6 X 3-4 mm, upper ones lanceolate, 1-1.5 cm X 2-3 mm, glandular pubescent abaxially. Inflorescences subspicate, many flowered, 7-13 cm; bract lanceolate, shorter than calyx; bractlets narrowly linear, 1-1.2 cm X 2-3 mm, 1-veined, apex subulate, subsessile. Calyx oblique campanulate, 1.2-1.6 cm, glandular pubescent and pubescent abaxially, 4-parted; lobes narrowly lanceolate, subequal, 6-9 mm, apex long acuminate or subulate. Corolla pale.purple, 1.8-2.5 cm; upper lip 2-lobed; lower lip distinctly longer than upper; lobes subtriangular or oblong, 2-2.5 X 3.5-4.5 mm, oblong, unequal, sinuolate and crenate, densely white villous; tube constricted, broadly funnelform upward, densely yellow-brown glandular pubescent. Stamens inserted at base of corolla tube, 1-1.2 cm, glabrescent or pubescent basally; anthers long ovoid, 1.5-1.8 mm, densely and white villous along suture. Ovary ellipsoid-ovoid, glandular pubescent upward. Style 1.2-1.5 cm, glandular pubescent; stigma 2-lobed. Capsule ellipsoid-globose, ca. 10 X 5 mm. Seeds long globose, ca. 0.4 X 0.3 mm. Fl. Apr-Jun, fr. Jun-Aug.

* Sandy beaches, valleys; 1300-1500 m. S Liaoning (Qian Shan), SW Shaanxi (Feng Xian), E Shandong (Ai Shan).


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