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52. Gentiana ornata (Wallich ex G. Don) Grisebach, Gen. Sp. Gent. 277. 1838.

华丽龙胆 hua li long dan

Description from Flora of China

Pneumonanthe ornata Wallich ex G. Don, Gen. Hist. 4: 194. 1837.

Perennials 4-7 cm tall. Stems ascending, simple, glabrous. Basal rosette leaves developed; leaf blade linear, 1.8-3.5 cm × 2-4 mm, base connate for 2-4 mm, margin scabrous, apex acuminate, midvein distinct. Stem leaves larger, more crowded toward apex, uppermost surrounding calyx; leaf blade base obtuse and connate for 1.5-2 mm, margin scabrous, apex acute to obtuse, midvein distinct. Lower stem leaves elliptic to ovate, 3-7 × 1-2.5 mm; middle to upper leaves linear, 0.8-1.5 cm × 1-1.5 mm; rarely all stem leaf blades linear to narrowly elliptic. Flowers terminal, solitary, sessile. Calyx narrowly obconic, 1-1.3 cm; lobes green, linear, (0.5-)0.9-1.1 cm, margin scabrous, apex obtuse, midvein distinct. Corolla pale blue, with pale yellow-white base and dark blue streaks and spots, campanulate, 2.5-4 cm; lobes broadly triangular, 2.5-3.5 mm, margin entire, apex obtuse and sometimes mucronate; plicae ovate, 0.5-1 mm, margin entire, apex obtuse. Stamens inserted just below middle of corolla tube; filaments 8-10 mm; anthers narrowly ellipsoid, 1.5-2 mm. Style 5-5.5 mm; stigma lobes suborbicular. Capsules ovoid-ellipsoid, 1.2-1.3 cm; gynophore to 3.5 cm. Seeds light brown, ellipsoid, 1-1.2 mm. Fl. and fr. Aug-Nov.

Stony pastures, grassland slopes; 3300-5000 m. S Xizang [Bhutan, E Nepal, Sikkim].


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