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Cyananthus sericeus Lian


Description from Flora of China

Caudexes robust, branched, densely covered with narrowly ovate or ovate-oblong persistent scales toward apex; scales 3-5 mm. Stems slender, 20-30 cm tall, densely sericeous when young, eventually glabrescent. Leaves alternate, those toward base scalelike, ca. 2 × 1 mm, sparsely villous; blade of middle and upper leaves narrowly elliptic, 8-12 × 2-4 mm, abaxially densely retrorsely and appressed sericeous, adaxially glabrous or sparsely hairy. Flowers solitary and terminal, subtended by a whorl-like aggregation of 3 or 4 leaves; pedicels 5-12 mm, brown- or black villous. Calyx densely brown- or black hirsute; tube cylindrical, 15-20 × 9-11 mm; lobes lanceolate-triangular, ca. 1/2 as long as tube, margin white villous. Corolla blue, with darker blue veins, 3.5-4 cm, glabrous; lobes broadly obovate, ca. 1/2 as long as tube. Ovary conical, slightly shorter than calyx. Style almost extending up to corolla throat. Fl. Sep.

● Rocky crevices; 3500-3600 m. SE Xizang (Cona).


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