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21. Valeriana trichostoma Handel-Mazzetti, Anz. Akad. Wiss. Wien, Math.-Naturwiss. Kl. 60: 117. 1923.

毛口缬草 mao kou xie cao

Valeriana muliensis S. K. Wu.

Plants less than 12 cm tall, stoloniferous. Rhizomes reduced; roots fascicled. Stems solitary, erect, simple, glabrous. Basal leaves not seen; cauline leaves undivided; petiole of lowermost leaves 2-5 cm; leaves shortly petiolate to subsessile above; blade orbicular to orbicular-elliptic, 8-13(-30) mm, hispidulous, 3-5-veined, base rounded, margin entire or those of upper leaves coarsely crenulate, apex rounded. Inflorescence capitate, 1.3-2.5 cm in diam.; peduncles ca. 1 cm; bracts linear-spatulate, ca. 6 mm, sparsely ciliate. Corolla rose or pink, funnelform, ca. 7 mm; tube ca. 4 mm, inside hirsute; lobes obovate-oblong. Stamens ca. as long as corolla. Ovary densely hirsute; style exserted by ca. 2 mm. Achenes not seen. Fl. Jul-Aug, fr. Sep.

● Grassy slopes; 3600-4600 m. SW Sichuan (Muli), NW Yunnan (Lijiang, Zhongdian).


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