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Orobanche uralensis G. Beck


Description from Flora of China

Phelipaea pallens Bunge (1847), not Orobanche pallens F. Schultze (1840); Phelipanche uralensis (Beck) Czerepanov; P. pallens (Bunge) Soják.

Herbs perennial, 15-20 cm. Stems unbranched, densely yellow-white glandular pubescent. Leaves ovate-lanceolate, ca. 10 X 4 mm, along with bracts, bractlets, calyx, and corolla densely yellow-white glandular pubescent at margin and abaxially. Inflorescences spicate; bract ovate-lanceolate, shorter than calyx, 5-7 mm; bractlets linear-lanceolate, ca. 8 mm, apex acuminate. Calyx campanulate, 0.9-1.1 cm, 4- or 5-lobed to middle part, occasionally 1 lobe dentate. Corolla blue-purple, 2-2.2 cm, indistinctly bilabiate; upper lip 2-lobed; lower lip subequalling upper lip; lobes subrounded, dentate and glandular pubescent at margin. Filaments inserted near base of corolla tube, 0.9-1.1 cm, glabrescent; anthers long ovoid or ellipsoid, 1.8-2 mm, white villous, base mucronate. Pistil 1.5-1.6 cm; ovary ellipsoid-globose. Style ca. 1 cm, sparsely pubescent; stigma 2-lobed. Fruit unknown. Fl. Jul-Sep.

Xinjiang [Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan].


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