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27. Lappula ferganensis (Popov) Kamelin & G. L. Chu in G. L. Chu, Kamelin, R. R. Mill, & M. G. Gilbert, Novon. 5: 17. 1995.

费尔干鹤虱 fei er gan he shi

Description from Flora of China

Lepechiniella ferganensis Popov in Komarov, Fl. URSS 19: 713. 1953; Lappula platyptera C. J. Wang.

Herbs biennial; rhizomes ± horizontal, producing stems from nodes. Stems not branched or few branched, ca. 30 cm tall, sparsely gray fine pilose. Basal leaves fascicled, forming a rosette, sessile; leaf blade linear to linear-oblanceolate, 1.5-4.5 cm × 2-4 mm, abaxially densely sericeous, becoming silvery, adaxially gray-green, sparsely sericeous, base attenuate, apex obtuse; stem leaves sparse, sessile, linear to narrowly ovate, 0.5-2 cm × 1.5-2 mm, sparsely sericeous. Inflorescences terminal, few flowered, elongated in fruit; bracts narrowly ovate to linear, ca. as long as nutlets. Fruiting pedicel erect, 2-4 mm, slightly thickened. Calyx lobes linear-oblong, ca. 2 mm, to 3 mm in fruit, sericeous, apex obtuse. Corolla light blue, ca. 3 mm; tube ca. as long as calyx; throat appendages trapeziform, ca. 0.5 mm; limb ca. 3 mm wide; lobes oblong, 1-1.2 mm. Style included between nutlets. Fruit depressed globose, 4-4.5 × 6-7 mm; nutlets 3.5-4 × ca. 7 mm, wrinkled, granulose, disc ovate, marginal glochids in 2 rows; inner glochids unequal, 0.5-1.5 mm, confluent into a broad wing; wing subleathery, 1.5-2 mm wide, usually spreading horizontally; outer glochids 0.2-0.8 mm. Fl. and fr. Jun-Sep.

* Mountainsides; ca. 3300 m. SW Xinjiang (Wuqia Xian).


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