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16. Lomatogoniopsis T. N. Ho & S. W. Liu, Acta Phytotax. Sin. 18: 466. 1980.

辐花属 fu hua shu

Herbs annual. Roots fibrous. Stems prostrate, ascending to erect, terete, striate or angled, branched or simple. Inflorescences racemelike or with a solitary terminal flower. Flower 5merous. Calyx and corolla rotate, lobed nearly to base, tube indistinct or distinct. Corolla lobes dextrorse in flower bud, distinctly 2colored when corolla opens. Nectaries 1 at base of each corolla lobe, appendaged. Stamens inserted at base of corolla tube; filaments somewhat flattened; anthers blue, rarely yellow. Ovary 1celled. Style absent; stigma lobes ± decurrent along apical part of ovary. Capsules 2valved, many seeded. Seed coat almost smooth.

Three species: endemic to China (Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau).

Lomatogoniopsis is similar to Lomatogonium. Although T. N. Ho treats them as distinct genera, J. S. Pringle considers Lomatogoniopsis to be synonymous with Lomatogonium.

1 Corolla 0.6-1 cm, lobes and appendages densely papillate; nectaries pale blue and with dark blue spots, lamellate, apex entire or 2cleft   1 Lomatogoniopsis alpina
+ Corolla 1.3-1.8 cm, lobes and appendages glabrous; nectaries white or pale yellow, galeate, margin erose to laciniate.   (2)
2 (1) Stem leaves narrowly lanceolate to ovate-elliptic; corolla blue with a yellow base and dark blue veins; nectary appendage yellow, margin erose   2 Lomatogoniopsis galeiformis
+ Stem leaves ovate; corolla blue-purple; nectary appendages white, margin laciniate   3 Lomatogoniopsis ovatifolia

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