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14. Eritrichium subjacquemontii Popov in Komarov, Fl. URSS. 19: 709. 1953.

新疆齿缘草 xin jiang chi yuan cao

Description from Flora of China

Herbs perennial. Stems several, cespitose, prostrate to ascending, not branched, 5-15 cm tall. Basal leaves linear-spatulate, 1.5-3 cm × 2-3 mm including petiole, densely short sericeous, long petiolate, base attenuate into a petiole, apex rounded; stem leaves short petiolate or sessile, linear-oblong, 1-1.5 cm × 1-4 mm, base attenuate, apex rounded. Inflorescences terminal, widely spaced. Pedicel sparsely pubescent, 1-1.5 cm in fruit, recurved. Calyx lobes oblong-linear, 1-2 mm, sericeous, apex acute. Corolla light blue; tube ca. as long as calyx, ca. 1 mm; appendages ovate to nearly trapeziform, ca. 0.3-0.5 mm, papillose; limb 4-5 mm wide; lobes obovate. Stamens inserted at middle of corolla tube; anthers ovate to ovate-triangular. Developed nutlets usually 1 or 2, dorsiventrally compressed, sparsely pubescent, 2-2.5 × ca. 1 mm; adaxially sparsely pubescent, keeled above; abaxially ovate-triangular, flat or slightly convex; marginal glochids 3-8 on each side, extremely short, straight, free at base; attachment scar nearly at middle adaxially, prominent, becoming carpophorelike. Fl. and fr. Jun-Jul.

Gravelly slopes, sandy marshes, rocky crevices; 2700-3900 m. Xinjiang [Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan].


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