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2. Maharanga lycopsioides (C. E. C. Fischer) I. M. Johnston, J. Arnold Arbor. 35: 81. 1954.

宽胀萼紫草 kuan zhang e zi cao

Description from Flora of China

Onosma lycopsioides C. E. C. Fischer, Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1940: 39. 1940.

Herbs perennial, ca. 30 cm tall, with stout straight roots. Stems several, cespitose, erect or ascending, densely hispid, short strigose. Basal leaves petiolate, oblanceolate, 10-15 × 1-1.5 cm, densely hispid and short strigose, base attenuate, apex acuminate; stem leaves widely spaced, lanceolate or broadly lanceolate, 4-9 × 1-2 cm, sparsely white hispid, base attenuate. Inflorescences terminal, in panicle, 2-4 cm wide at anthesis, 9-11 cm in fruit; bracts ovate-lanceolate, 7-10 × 2-3 mm. Pedicel 3-6 mm, elongated in fruit, densely hispid and strigose. Calyx 6-7 mm, parted to 1/3 from base; lobes narrowly triangular or ovate-lanceolate, 4-5 mm, hispid and short strigose outside, densely antrorse villous inside. Corolla blue or pale blue-purple, tubular, 1.4-1.5 cm, ca. 5 mm wide at middle; throat constricted, 3-4 mm wide, densely pubescent outside, glabrous inside except for pilose glands; nectary ca. 1 mm, glabrous or sparsely pubescent; lobes triangular, ca. 1 mm. Filaments ca. 5 mm, inserted ca. 5 mm above base of corolla tube; base of anthers united, ca. 5 mm, included, sterile apex ca. 1 mm. Style ca. 1.5 cm, glabrous. Nutlets ovoid, ca. 2 mm, not shiny. Fl. and fr. Apr-May.

Moist thickets, open hillsides; 1600-3000 m. Yunnan (Jinghong Xian) [India, Thailand].


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