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12. Meconopsis georgei G. Taylor, Gen. Meconopsis. 86. 1934.

黄花绿绒蒿 huang hua lü rong hao

Herbs, monocarpic, to 33 cm tall in flower. Taproot ca. 7.5 × 1.2 cm. Leaves aggregated near base of plant with a few higher up on stem; petiole linear, ca. 5 cm; blade oblanceolate, ca. 10 × 1.8 cm, both surfaces glabrous or sparsely setose, abaxially glaucous, base tapered into petiole, sheath at base, margin entire or repand, apex acute or rounded. Inflorescence racemose, with up to 10 flowers, nearly glabrous or densely spreading setose, only lowermost bracteate. Pedicel ca. 20 cm, usually setose. Petals 5-8, yellow, obovate, ca. 3.8 × 2.5 cm, apex obtuse, acute, or serrulate. Filaments filiform; anthers orange, to black on aging. Ovary elliptic to narrowly elliptic, usually densely extended yellowish setose; styles ca. 7 mm; stigmas capitate. Capsule narrowly elliptic, spreading setose, 3-5-valvate for a short distance from apex. Seeds falcate-elliptic, seed coat irregularly rugose or inconspicuously pitted.

● 3600-4300 m. NW Yunnan (Weixi).


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