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Chinese Plant Names | Family List | Ranunculaceae | Aconitum

123. Aconitum lioui W. T. Wang, Acta Phytotax. Sin., Addit. 1: 83. 1965.

秦岭乌头 qin ling wu tou

Description from Flora of China

Caudex unknown. Stem twining, usually purple, middle ca. 2.5 mm in diam., branched. Cauline leaves with petiole ca. 3.2 cm, retrorse pubescent; leaf blade pentagonal, ca. 7.5 × 9 cm, abaxially sparsely pubescent at veins, adaxially sparsely appressed pubescent, 3-sect; central segment narrowly rhombic, shortly stipitate, apex acuminate; lateral segments nearly sessile, obliquely flabellate, unequally 2-parted. Inflorescence 2--4 cm, 2--5-flowered; rachis and pedicels densely retrorse and appressed pubescent; basal bracts 3-fid, others linear. Pedicels 1.5--2 cm, with 2 bracteoles near middle; bracteoles subulate, 3.5--5 × ca. 0.4 mm, pubescent. Sepals blue-purple when dried, abaxially pubescent; lower sepals ca. 1.3 cm; lateral sepals 1.2--1.4 cm; upper sepal galeate, ca. 1.7 cm high, with a beak ca. 5 mm, ca. 1.5 cm from base to beak, lower margin concave. Petals sparsely pubescent; limb ca. 8.5 mm; lip ca. 3.5 mm, 2-lobed; spur incurved, ca. 1.4 mm. Stamens glabrous; filaments entire or 2-denticulate. Carpels 5, appressed pubescent. Fl. Sep.

* Mountains; 2900--3000 m. Shaanxi (Taibai Shan).


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