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31. Epilobium clarkeanum Haussknecht, Monogr. Epilob. 220. 1884.

雅致柳叶菜 ya zhi liu ye cai

Herbs perennial, loosely clumped, with short soboles that leave brown leathery basal scales. Stems 10-20 cm tall, ascending, simple or branched basally, sparsely strigillose on upper stem, glabrescent below with inconspicuous strigillose lines decurrent from margins of petioles. Leaves subsessile above, lower ones with petioles to 2 mm; cauline blade ovate-elliptic to subobovate below, 1.1-1.6 × 0.5-0.8 cm, glabrous except for sparsely strigillose margin and midvein, base broadly cuneate or subrounded, margin denticulate with 3-8 teeth per side, apex obtuse to subacute. Inflorescence and flowers nodding. Sepals 2.5-3 mm, keeled. Petals white, 5-6 mm. Stigma capitate, entire. Capsules 3.5-4 cm, sparsely strigillose; pedicels 0.6-0.7 cm. Seeds light brown, 0.8-0.9 mm, reticulate, with short chalazal collar; coma white, readily detaching. Fl. May-Jul, fr. Jul-Aug. Chromosome number unknown.

Wet, boggy places in mountains; 3600-4500 m. Yunnan [NE India (Sikkim), Myanmar].


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