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3. Meconopsis gracilipes G. Taylor, Gen. Meconopsis. 38. 1934.

细梗绿绒蒿 xi geng lü rong hao

Plants monocarpic, 40-60 cm tall. Stems branched, yellow-brown barbellate-setose, later glabrous or only with remaining scabrous firm bases. Basal leaves absent at flowering time, pinnate with 3 or 4 pairs of lateral lobes; lobules alternate to subopposite, ovate to oblong, 1.5-5 × 1.4-2.5 cm, end lobe larger than lateral ones, both surfaces and margin sparsely yellow-brown shortly barbellate-setose, later glabrous or only with remaining scabrous firm bases, base auriculate, margin pinnately lobate, apex obtuse to rounded. Upper cauline leaves lanceolate, 5-12 × 2-3 cm, merging with bracts, often auriculate at base. Inflorescence many flowered, paniculate below, racemose above, lower branches usually 3-flowered, upper ones 1-flowered; peduncles 4-8.5 cm, pubescent like stems. Pedicel 4-5.8 cm, slender, pubescent like stems, but apically more densely so. Petals 4, pale yellow, obovate or suborbicular, 1.8-3.1 × 1.6-2.8 cm. Filaments filiform; anthers orange to black-brown. Ovary spherical to elliptic, 1.5-1.8 cm × 8-10 mm, densely appressed or inclined setose; styles distinct, 7-8 mm; stigmas capitate. Capsule elliptic or oblong-elliptic, sparsely setose, or only with remaining scabrous firm bases, 4-7-valvate for a short distance from apex. Seeds black, reniform, ca. 0.5 mm.

3300-4800 m. S Xizang (Nyalam) [C Nepal].


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