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1. Orobanche lanuginosa (C. A. Meyer) Beck ex Krylov, Trudy Obshch. Estestvoisp. Imp. Kazansk. 9: 202. 1881.

毛列当 mao lie dang

Description from Flora of China

Phelipaea lanuginosa C. A. Meyer in Ledebour, Fl. Altaic. 2: 460. 1830; Orobanche caesiaReichenbach; Phelipanche caesia (Reichenbach) Soják.

Herbs perennial or biennial, 15-30 cm tall. Stems 3-5 mm in diam., upward densely villous and glandular pubescent. Leaves broadly lanceolate, 1-1.7 cm X 3-4 mm. Inflorescences spicate, 5-10(-13) cm; bract ovate-lanceolate, 1.2-1.5 cm, along with leaves, bractlets, and calyx lobes densely white villous and glandular pubescent at margin and abaxially; bractlets lanceolate or linear-lanceolate, 8-10 mm. Pedicel obsolete or to 2 mm. Calyx campanulate-tubular, 1-1.4 cm, 4-parted; segments 2-lobed. Corolla purple or pale blue-purple, 2-2.5 cm; upper lip 2-lobed, lobes subtriangular or semirounded, 2-3 X 3-4 mm; lower lip slightly longer than upper, lobes elliptic or oblong, 4-5 X 3-4 mm, villous and glandular pubescent at margin and abaxially. Stamens inserted near corolla base, 1-1.2 cm, glabrous; anthers ovoid, 1.8-2 mm, glabrous, base mucronate. Pistil 1.2-1.6 cm; ovary ellipsoid. Style glabrous or sparsely glandular pubescent; stigma 2-lobed. Capsule ellipsoid-globose, ca. 10 X 5 mm. Seeds ellipsoid, ca. 0.5 X 0.1 mm. Fl. Mar-Jun, fr. Jun-Sep. 2n = 24.

Parasitic on species of Artemisia Linnaeus and Berberis Linnaeus.

Slopes, thickets; 800-2900 m. NE Xinjiang, W Xizang [Afghanistan, Kashmir, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Pakistan, Russia, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan; SW Asia, Europe].


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