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Campanula delavayi Franch.


Description from Flora of China

Plants perennial. Roots thickened, carrot-shaped, up to 1.8 cm in diam. Stems ascending, 20-50 cm tall, several from base, 2- to several branched, densely villous toward base. Basal leaves rosulate, long petiolate; blade ovate to orbicular, 1-4.8 × 0.6-3.8 cm, adaxially villous, base cordate, margin callose-crenulate. Lower cauline leaves similar to basal. Middle and upper cauline leaves very small, often with a branch at axil; blade subulate. Flowers pendulous, terminal on main stems and branches, solitary or 2 or 3 in a cyme, glabrous. Hypanthium semi-ellipsoid or ovoid, base obtuse; calyx lobes subulate to narrowly triangular, 1-5.5 × ca. 1 mm, margin entire. Corolla blue or purple, broadly campanulate, 10-21 mm; lobes equaling tube. Style included. Capsule narrowly ovoid or ellipsoid, ca. 1 cm. Fl. Jul-Sep.

● Rocky slopes, Pinus forests; 3000-4000 m. NW Yunnan (Eryuan, Heqing, Lijiang).


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