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8. Mazus humilis Handel-Mazzetti, Anz. Akad. Wiss. Wien, Math.-Naturwiss. Kl. 63: 11. 1926.

低矮通泉草 di ai tong quan cao

Description from Flora of China

Perennials, less than 10 cm tall, white villous. Roots fibrous, numerous, tufted. Rhizomes short. Basal leaves numerous, rosulate; petiole inconspicuous to almost as long as leaf blade; leaf blade obovate-spatulate to oblong-obovate, 1-3.5 cm, papery, base tapering, margin irregularly and coarsely toothed or lobed, apex obtuse. Scapes 1-8, erect, 2-6 cm. Flowers solitary or in racemes to 7-flowered. Pedicel at lower part of scape 1-2 cm in fruit, glandular hairy. Calyx funnelform, 5-7 mm, glandular hairy; lobes oblong-lanceolate, as long as tube, apex obtuse, veins inconspicuous. Corolla white or white with purple spots, ca. 1 cm; tube almost as long as lips; lower lip lobes subrounded, middle lobe slightly longer and narrower than lateral lobes; upper lip erect, lobes subovate. Ovary glabrous. Capsule globose. Fl. and fr. Jun.

* Wet grassland; 2500-3500 m. Guangxi, SW Sichuan, NW Yunnan.


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