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Orobanche solmsii Clarke


Description from Flora of China

Herbs perennial or biennial, 15-20 cm tall, densely white villous and glandular pubescent. Stems 10-15 cm. Leaves lanceolate or long lanceolate, 2-2.5 cm X 3-4 mm, along with bracts and calyx densely white villous and glandular pubescent at margin and abaxially, apex long acuminate. Inflorescences spicate, 5-10 X 2.5-3 cm; bract lanceolate or narrowly lanceolate, usually longer than flowers, 1.2-1.6 cm X 2-3 mm, apex acuminate; bractlets absent. Calyx ca. 9 mm, 2-parted to base; segments 2-lobed; lobes linear, longest ca. 5 mm, shorter ones 2.5-3 mm. Corolla yellow, 1.3-2 cm, curved, densely glandular pubescent abaxially; upper lip emarginate, lower lip shorter than upper; lobes subrounded, dentate, villous. Filaments inserted near base of corolla tube, ca. 8 mm, sparsely pubescent basally, glabrescent upward; anthers oblong, 1.4-1.8 mm, glabrous. Pistil 1-1.2 cm; ovary oblong. Style ca. 6 mm, sparsely pubescent; stigma 2-lobed. Capsule oblong, ca. 10 X 3-5 mm. Seeds oblong, ca. 0.4 X 0.2 mm. Fl. May-Jun, fr. Jun-Aug.

Waste places and forests; ca. 2700 m. S Xinjiang, W and SE Xizang [Bhutan, Kashmir, Nepal, Pakistan, Sikkim].


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