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240. Pedicularis stenocorys Franchet, Bull. Soc. Bot. France. 47: 32. 1900.

狭盔马先蒿 xia kui ma xian hao

Herbs perennial, (10--)20--30(--50) cm tall, not drying black. Roots few, fusiform, fleshy. Stems 1 to several, erect, branched basally or unbranched, pubescent, with 4 lines of hairs. Leaves in whorls of 3 or 4; petiole to 2--2.8 cm, slender, sparsely pubescent; leaf blade oblong-lanceolate to ovate-oblong, 0.5--6 X 0.6--2 cm, abaxially whitish scurfy, adaxially glabrescent, pinnatisect to pinnatipartite; segments 4--14 pairs, ovate to oblong-ovate, few incised-dentate. Inflorescences spicate, 4--10 cm, sometimes interrupted basally; bracts leaflike, whitish long ciliate. Calyx obovate, ca. 1 cm, slightly cleft anteriorly, whitish villous; lobes 5, unequal, posterior one smallest, triangular, entire, others ovate and serrate. Corolla pink to rose, usually with dark colored spots, 2--2.5(--3) cm; tube erect, slightly longer than calyx; galea slightly bent at middle, to 1.4--1.7(--1.9) cm X 1.8--3 mm, slender, sometimes with 1 marginal tooth or obscurely denticulate on each side; lower lip shorter than galea, densely long ciliate, entire. Filaments glabrous or 2 pubescent. Capsule obliquely lanceolate-ovoid, 1/4--1/3 exceeding calyx. Fl. and fr. Jul--Aug.

* Alpine meadows, slopes; 3300--4400 m. N and W Sichuan

1 Plants to 50 cm tall; stems sparsely pubescent; leaf blade oblong-lanceolate to ovate-oblong, 3--4(--6) cm, segments 10--14 pairs   240a subsp. stenocorys
+ Plants barely 10 cm tall; stems pubescent with long blackish rust colored hairs; leaf blade ovate, 5--16 mm, segments 4--8 pairs   240b subsp. melanotricha

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