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37. Adenophora capillaris Hemsley, J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 26: 10. 1889.

丝裂沙参 si lie sha shen

Stems single, 0.5-1 m tall, glabrous or hirsute. Cauline leaves usually sessile; blade ovate-lanceolate, elliptic-lanceolate, or sometimes linear, 3-19 × 0.2-5 cm, glabrous or hirsute, margin entire or serrate (denticulate when narrow), apex acuminate. Inflorescence with long branches, forming a large and lax panicle, sometimes with short branches, forming a narrow panicle, less frequently only several flowers in a pseudoraceme; main axis and branches filiform. Hypanthium ellipsoid or sometimes ovoid; calyx lobes spreading or reflexed, filiform, (3-)6-14(-20) mm, margin entire or sometimes with 1 to several verrucose denticles below. Corolla pale blue, pale purple, or white, subtubular, tubular-funnelform, or urceolate, 10-18 mm; lobes narrowly triangular, 3-4 mm. Disk narrowly tubular, 2-5 mm, often glabrous. Style 15-25 mm, strongly exserted. Capsule globose, ellipsoid, or ovoid, 4-9 × 4-5 mm. Seeds brown, ellipsoid, 1-1.6 mm, 1-ribbed.

● Forests, forest margins, grasslands, grassy slopes; 1100-3600 m. Chongqing, Guizhou, Hebei, W Henan, W Hubei, SE Nei Mongol, Shaanxi, Shandong, Shanxi, Sichuan, W Yunnan.

1 Calyx lobes (2-)3-5(-7) mm, margin entire; capsule ovoid to ovoid-oblong.   37c subsp. paniculata
+ Calyx lobes (3-)6-14(-20) mm, margin sometimes lower part with 1 or 2 pairs of verrucose denticles; capsule globose, less often ovoid   (2)
2 (1) Calyx lobes (3-)6-9 mm, rarely up to 20 mm, margin usually entire; corolla 10-14 mm, very rarely up to 17 mm; stems and leaves mostly glabrous.   37a subsp. capillaris
+ Calyx lobes (4-)9-14 mm, mostly with denticles; corolla 13-18 mm; stems and leaves mostly ± hirsute.   37b subsp. leptosepala

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