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25. Epilobium gouldii P. H. Raven, Bull. Brit. Mus. (Nat. Hist.), Bot. 2: 371. 1962.

鳞根柳叶菜 lin gen liu ye cai

Herbs perennial, erect, with rounded, fleshy turions that leave brown leathery basal scales. Stems often reddish green, 23-30 cm tall, strict, simple or scarcely branched, sparsely strigillose and glandular on inflorescence, otherwise glabrous except for raised strigillose lines decurrent from margins of petioles. Leaves herbaceous, sessile; cauline blade ovate, 2-3 × 1-1.4 cm, subglabrous except for sparsely strigillose margin and midvein, base broadly rounded, margin acutely serrulate with 16-28 teeth per side, apex acute to shortly acuminate. Inflorescence and flowers slightly nodding. Sepals 3.5-4.5 mm, sparsely strigillose with tufts of long spreading hairs at junctures of sepal bases. Petals rose-purple, 4.5-5.5 mm. Stigma clavate to subcapitate, entire. Capsules 4.5-6 cm, sparsely strigillose and glandular; pedicels 0.6-1.5 cm. Seeds light brown, 0.9-1 mm, papillose, with short chalazal collar; coma white, detaching easily. Fl. Jul-Aug, fr. Aug-Sep. Chromosome number unknown.

Moist alpine meadows; 3600-4400 m. Xizang [NE India (Sikkim)].


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