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32. Lappula lasiocarpa (W. T. Wang) Kamelin & G. L. Chu in G. L. Chu, Kamelin, R. R. Mill, & M. G. Gilbert, Novon. 5: 18. 1995.

翅鹤虱 chi he shi

Description from Flora of China

Lepechiniella lasiocarpa W. T. Wang, Bull. Bot. Res., Harbin 4: 7. 1984; Lappula betpakdalensis Nabiev; L. omphaloides (Schrenk) Popov var. balchaschensis Popov; Lepechiniella balchaschensis Popov, not Lappula balchas-chensis Popov ex N. Pavlov.

Herbs annual. Stems frequently branched from base, 6-20 cm tall, spreading hispid. Basal leaves few, usually withering early, narrowly obovate, 1-2 cm; stem leaves sessile or lower leaves attenuate at base to thin petiole, spatulate-linear, 0.8-2.5 cm, white hispid, apex acute or obtuse. Inflorescences to 8 cm; bracts linear to linear-lanceolate, 2-5 mm. Flowers short pedicellate, widely spaced. Calyx ca. 2.3 mm; lobes linear, densely minutely hispid. Corolla light blue, ca. 4 mm; tube shorter than calyx, ca. 1.2 mm; throat appendages trapeziform, ca. 0.7 mm, apex obtuse; limb 5-parted; lobes obovate, ca. 2 mm. Stamens inserted above middle of corolla tube; anthers oblong, ca. 0.5 mm. Style short terete, ca. 0.6 mm; stigma discoid. Nutlets brown, narrowly ovoid, ca. 3 mm, tuberculate; disc wing constricted upward, becoming yellowish, saccate, densely pubescent, margin entire. Fl. and fr. May-Jun.

Dunes. N Xinjiang [Kazakhstan].


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