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31. Meconopsis concinna Prain, Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew. 1915: 163. 1915.

优雅绿绒蒿 you ya lü rong hao

Meconopsis lancifolia (Franchet) Franchet ex Prain var. concinna (Prain) G. Taylor.

Herbs, monocarpic, to 20 cm tall in flower (to 30 cm in fruit). Taproot napiform, 1.5-4 cm × 5-7 mm. Leaves all basal, deciduous, rarely from flowering stem near base; petiole narrowly strap-shaped, 2-5 cm × 1-2 mm; blade variously shaped, oblanceolate, oblong-oblanceolate, elliptic-oblanceolate, or spatulate, small, 2-5.2 × 0.4-1.2 cm, almost fleshy, both surfaces glabrous, with slender veins not obvious, pinnatisect or bipinnatisect, sometimes several entire on same plant; terminal lobes rhombic, oblong, obovate, or linear; lateral lobes 2-4 pairs normally, obovate, oblong, spatulate, or linear, apex rounded. Scape basal or from axils, 4-20 cm tall, glabrous or very sparsely compressed- or curved fulvous hairy. Flowers solitary on scape, rarely several scapes agglomerated, 2.4-4.8 cm in diam. Flower buds globose, ca. 8 mm in diam. Petals 4(or 5), purple-blue to violet-blue, broadly obovate, oval, or suborbicular, 1.1-2.2 × 0.7-1.5 cm, apex rounded or acute. Filaments of same color as petals, filiform, ca. 4 mm; anthers cream to gray-yellow, oval, ca. 0.5 mm. Ovary elliptic or elliptic-oblong, ca. 5 mm, very sparsely fulvous hirsute; styles purplish, ca. 1-4 mm; stigmas capitate. Capsule elliptic-oblong or elliptic, 1.7-3.3(-4) cm × 3-5(-7) mm, glabrous or very sparsely hirsute, (3 or)4-valvate for a short distance from top. Fl. May-Aug.

● Grassy slopes, among Rhododendron shrubs, mountain moorlands and heaths, forest margins; 3300-4500 m. SW Sichuan, SE Xizang, NW Yunnan.


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