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38. Codonopsis hirsuta (Handel-Mazzetti) D. Y. Hong & L. M. Ma, Fl. Sichuan. 10: 546. 1992.

毛叶鸡蛋参 mao ye ji dan shen

Codonopsis limprichtii Lingelsheim & Borza var. hirsuta Handel-Mazzetti, Anz. Akad. Wiss. Wien, Math.-Naturwiss. Kl. 61: 169. 1924; C. convolvulacea Kurz var. hirsuta (Handel-Mazzetti) Nannfeldt.

Roots ovoid-globose, 1-2 cm in diam. Stems up to 1 m, decumbent below, twining only at upper part, hirsute at leafing section. Cauline leaves alternate, aggregated at lower part, sessile or with extremely short petiole ca. 2 mm; blade ovate or narrowly oblong, 1.5-5 × 0.3-1.6 cm, abaxially densely hirsute, adaxially glabrous, rarely sparsely hirsute, base cuneate or rounded, margin entire or sinuous-crenulate, often recurved toward lateral sides, apex acute or obtuse. Flowers solitary, terminal. Calyx glabrous; tube adnate to ovary up to top of ovary, obconical, 4-7 mm in diam.; lobes narrowly triangular-lanceolate, 6-18 × 2-6 mm, margin entire, apex acuminate or acute. Corolla pale blue or blue-purple, 5-divided to near base; lobes elliptic, 1-3.5 × 0.5-1.6 cm. Filaments dilated at base, villous on sides. Capsule broadly conical at superior part, obconical at inferior part. Seeds numerous, brown-yellow, smooth. Fl. Sep.

● Open thickets, sunny grassy slopes; 2400-3100 m. SW Sichuan (Huili, Muli, Yanyuan), NW Yunnan (Lijiang).


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