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FOC | Family List | FOC Vol. 15 | Plumbaginaceae | Goniolimon

1. Goniolimon speciosum (Linnaeus) Boissier in A. de Candolle, Prodr. 12: 634. 1848.

驼舌草 tuo she cao

Herbs 10--50 cm tall. Petiole wide, margin greenish; leaf blade obovate, oblong-obovate, or broadly lanceolate, usually 2.5--6 X ca. 3 cm including petiole, rigid, base attenuate, apex shortly acuminate to acute. Inflorescences corymbose or paniculate; rachis 2 or 3(or 4) X branched, conspicuously longitudinally 2- or 3-edged or winged and becoming 2- or 3-angular; spikes with 2--9(--11) spikelets; spikelets ± crowded, 2--5-flowered; bracts broadly ovate to elliptic-obovate, 7--8 mm, apex 1-cuspidate; first bractlet similar to bracts but usually apically 2- or 3-cuspidate. Calyx (6--)7--8 mm, tube ca. 1 mm in diam.; lobes entire, veins dark purple, sometimes yellowish, and never reaching middle of limb. Corolla purple. Fl. Jun-Jul, fr. Jul-Aug.

Nei Mongol, Xinjiang [Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Russia]

1 Inflorescences without a main axis except for peduncle; calyx lobes apically obtuse   1a var. speciosum
+ Inflorescences with a main axis; calyx lobes apically shortly acuminate to acute   1b var. strictum

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