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43. Meconopsis torquata Prain, Ann. Bot. (Oxford). 20: 355. 1906.

毛瓣绿绒蒿 mao ban lü rong hao

Plants, monocarpic. Stems erect, 25-53 cm tall, basally with persistent leaf bases, leaf bases rubiginous barbellate-setose. Basal leaves many, forming a rosette; petiole linear, basally vaginate and densely setose; blade oblanceolate, including petiole 13-28 cm, 1.4-4.2 cm wide, both surfaces fulvous shortly branched setose, base cuneate, margin entire or irregularly undulate, apex obtuse or almost acute. Lower cauline leaves same as basal leaves; upper cauline leaves sessile, smaller, margin irregularly lobed. Flowering stems ca. 53 cm tall, stout, densely compressed- or slightly reflexed shortly barbellate-setose. Flowers usually 20-25, densely arranged. Pedicel 6-10 mm, densely setose, apically ampliate to broad receptacle. Upper flowers ebracteate. Petals 4, occasionally more, blue to pale red, oval to obovate, 3.8-6 × 2.8-4.5 cm, adaxially sparsely setose with fawn-colored hairs. Filaments filiform, ca. 1.2 cm; anthers yellow, narrowly oblong, ca. 2 mm. Ovary obovoid or elliptic-oblong, ca. 1 cm in diam., densely inclined, shortly barbellate-setose; styles very short, basally ampliate to mauve glabrous disk, disk covering and extended beyond ovary, margin undulate, 8-ridged; stigmas sessile or subsessile, almost capitate. Capsule obovoid or elliptic-oblong, 10-16 cm × 11-14 mm, obviously costate, 7- or 8-valvate, slightly divided from style disk below, with dense spreading, barbellate bristles; stylar disk 10-12 mm in diam. Seeds oval, seed coat tessellate. Fl. Jun-Aug.

● Slopes, scree, bouldery places; 3400-4700 m. SC Xizang.


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