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28. Meconopsis henrici Bureau & Franchet, J. Bot. (Morot). 5: 19. 1891.

川西绿绒蒿 chuan xi lü rong hao

Herbs, monocarpic, to 35 cm tall in flower (to 55 cm in fruit). Taproot plump, conical, short, 4-6 × ca. 1 cm. Leaves all basal, deciduous; petiole linear, 2-6 cm; blade oblanceolate or oblong-oblanceolate, 3-14.5 × 0.5-1.8 cm, both surfaces with fulvous curved setae, base attenuate to petiole, margin entire or undulate, rarely sparsely serrate, apex obtuse or rounded. Scape 15-35 cm, with fulvous, flat, deflexed or curved setae. Flowers up to 11, simple on basal scapes, occasionally in an ebracteate inflorescence. Flower buds broadly ovoid, ca. 1 × 1.5 cm. Sepals: margin thinly membranous, adaxially fulvous curved setose. Petals (5 or)6-10, dark indigo, violet, or purple, ovate or obovate, 2.9-4 × 1.4-2.6 cm, apex rounded or obtuse. Filaments of same color as petals, filiform in upper 1/3 but markedly dilated below; anthers hyacinth or yellowish, ca. 1 mm. Ovary ovoid or spheroidal, ca. 5 mm, densely fulvous appressed setose; styles 5-8 mm; stigmas ca. 5 mm, lobes free or clavate-united. Capsule elliptic-oblong or narrowly obovoid, 2-2.5 × 0.7-1.1 cm, sparsely setose, slightly 4-6-valvate from apex. Seeds falcate-oblong, seed coat longitudinally striate or shallowly pitted. Fl. Jun-Sep.

● Alpine grasslands, meadows, open shrublands; 3200-4500 m. SW Gansu, NW and W Sichuan.

1 Inflorescence scapose, 11-flowered, sometimes partly racemose, deeply cup-shaped, often semi-nutant.   28a var. henrici
+ Flowers: 1 per leaf rosette, lateral- facing, opening wide and almost flat.   28b var. psilonomma

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