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Lobelia iteophylla C. Y. Wu


Description from Flora of China

Herbs, perennial, up to 85 cm tall. Stems erect, often purplish, terete, simple, glabrous, lower part often leafless. Cauline leaves alternate, sessile; blade linear-lanceolate, 6.5-11 × 1.3-1.6 cm, both surfaces glabrous, base cuneate, margin glandular-serrate, apex acuminate. Racemes lax; flowers almost oriented toward one side; bracts conformable to leaves, 2.5-5.5 × 0.5-1 cm, longer than flowers; pedicels 5-10 mm, straight, puberulent; bracteoles 2, subulate. Hypanthium semiglobose, 2.5-4 mm, glabrous or sparsely puberulent; calyx lobes linear-lanceolate, 11-15 × 1.5-2 mm, glabrous, margin glandular-denticulate. Corolla nearly 2-lipped, purple-blue, 17-25 mm, glabrous; upper 2 lobes ascending, ca. 13 mm; lower lobes spreading, narrowly oblong, ca. 8 mm, acute. Stamens connate into tube; filament tube ca. 12 mm, glabrous; anther tube gray-blue, 5-6 mm, back sparsely setulose; lower 2 anthers barbate at top. Fl. and fr. Sep-Oct.

● Forests, forest margins and grassy slopes by streams; 800-2500 m. Yunnan.


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