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Campanula chinensis Hong


Description from Flora of China

Plants perennial. Roots carrotlike. Stems caespitose, ascending, up to 35 cm, branched, hispid. Leaves winged-petiolate; blade elliptic or lanceolate, 1-3.5 × 0.4-1.2 cm, abaxially densely villous, adaxially appressed hispid, base cuneate, margin entire or denticulate, apex obtuse, acute, or acuminate. Flowers terminal on main stems and branches, solitary or several in a cyme. Hypanthium obconic, densely villous; calyx lobes triangular, margin entire. Corolla blue or blue-purple, campanulate, 8-10 mm; lobes linear-oblong, slightly longer than tube. Stamens exserted; anthers all connivent into a tube, or 2 and 3 respectively connivent into 2 groups. Style 13-15 mm, much exserted. Capsule globose, obovoid, or obconic. Seeds yellowish brown, oblong, ca. 0.5 mm. Fl. Jul-Sep, fr. Aug-Oct.

● Rocks, coniferous forests with dry and poor soil; 2400-3800 m. S Qinghai (Nangqên), SE Xizang (Markam), NW Yunnan (Dêqên, Gongshan).


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