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122. Pedicularis comptoniifolia Franchet ex Maximowicz, Bull. Acad. Imp. Sci. Saint-Pétersbourg. 32: 586. 1888.

康泊东叶马先蒿 kang bo dong ye ma xian hao

Description from Flora of China

Herbs perennial, to 60 cm tall, drying black. Stems glabrous or slightly pubescent, usually branched apically, branches in whorls of 3 or 4. Leaves in whorls of 4; petiole ca. 3 mm; leaf blade linear, to 5 cm X 7 mm, leathery, pinnatifid; segments rounded, wider than long, margin double dentate. Inflorescences racemose, many flowered, usually interrupted; bracts leaflike, longer than calyx. Calyx campanulate, ca. 6 mm; lobes 5, triangular, short, long ciliate, entire. Corolla dark red, ca. 2 cm; tube slightly bent basally, ca. 3 X as long as calyx, expanded apically; galea terminating in a short and wide beaklike apex, with 1 short marginal tooth on each side; lower lip slightly longer than galea, middle lobe slightly obovate, much smaller than lateral pair, ± projecting. Posterior 2 filaments sparsely pubescent. Fl. Jul--Sep, fr. Sep--Dec.

Open dry pastures, meadows; 2400--3000 m. SW Sichuan, N, NW, and S Yunnan [Myanmar].


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