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167. Aconitum gammiei Stapf, Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew. 1907: 56. 1907.

错那乌头 cuo na wu tou

Description from Flora of China

Aconitum huizenense T. L. Ming; A. nakaoi Lauener; A. parabrachypodum Lauener.

Caudex unknown. Stem 75--100 cm tall, branched, basally retrorse pubescent, apically glabrous. Middle cauline leaves long petiolate; petiole to 6 cm; leaf blade subpentagonal, to 9 × 10 cm, both surfaces subglabrous, base cordate, 3-sect; central segment rhombic, pinnately parted to midvein, ultimate lobes narrowly triangular to linear; lateral ones obliquely flabellate, 3-sect. Inflorescence terminal, 6--9 cm, 3--5-flowered; rachis and pedicels glabrous; bracts leaflike. Pedicels 1.5--7.5 cm, with 2 bracteoles proximally or distally; bracteoles leaflike or lanceolate. Sepals blue-purple, glabrous abaxially; lower sepals elliptic; lateral sepals obliquely orbicular-obovate, 1.2--2 cm; upper sepal navicular-galeate, 1.8--2 cm high, 1.2--1.8 cm from base to beak, lower margin concave. Petals ca. 2.4 cm; limb ca. 1 cm, sparsely pubescent; lip ca. 5.5 mm. Stamens sparsely pubescent; filaments entire or 2-denticulate. Carpels 5, glabrous. Fl. Sep.

Yang Qiner (pers. comm.) believes that Aconitum huizenense is a synonym of A. brachypodum .

Scrub in valleys; ca. 3800 m. Xizang (Cona Xian), NE Yunnan (Huize Xian) [Bhutan, Sikkim].


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