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26. Veronica teucrium subsp. altaica Watzl, Abh. K.K. Zool.-Bot. Ges. Wien. 5: 49. 1910.

卷毛婆婆纳 juan mao po po na

Description from Flora of China

Veronica krylovii Schischkin.

Perennials, 10-70 cm. Stems 1 or often several, cespitose, erect or ascending, simple, densely with short and upward curly hairs. Leaves sessile or lower short petiolate; leaf blade ovate, narrowly oblong, or lanceolate, 1.5-4 X 0.2-2 cm, sparsely puberulent, margin with deep incised obtuse teeth and sometimes double dentate. Racemes axillary from upper leaves, 2-4 cm, to 12 cm in fruit, axis and pedicels curly hairy. Pedicel as long as or longer than bract, vertical, to 1 cm in fruit. Calyx lobes 5, lanceolate, ca. 5 mm, upper lobe smaller than others, short ciliate, apex obtuse. Corolla bright blue, pink, or white, rotate, 6-7 mm; tube less than 1.5 mm; throat hairy; lobes ovate to broadly ovate, apex obtuse. Capsule obcordate-ovoid, 4-6 X 3-4.5 mm, slightly compressed, glabrous. Style 5-6 mm, curved. Seeds 2-10 per locule, ovate, ca. 1.6 X 1.4 mm, flattened. Fl. May-Jun. 2n = 64.

Sparse forests, grasslands; below 2000 m. NW Heilongjiang, N Nei Mongol, N Xinjiang [Kazakhstan, Russia].


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