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12. Plantago perssonii Pilger in Engler, Pflanzenr. 102(IV. 269): 440. 1937.

苣叶车前 ju ye che qian

Herbs, perennial. Taproot more than 1 cm in diam. Leaves basal, silky villous; petiole 1-3 cm, tenuous; leaf blade lanceolate to narrowly lanceolate, 6-7 × 0.5-1 cm, papery, veins 3 or 5, base attenuate, margin remotely and retrorsely denticulate to triangular dentate, apex acuminate. Spikes narrowly cylindric, 3-10 cm, loosely flowered, usually interrupted basally; peduncle 7-15 cm, lanate; bracts narrowly ovate-elliptic to ovate, 2-2.5 mm, keel not extending to apex. Sepals 2.2-2.5 mm, keel narrow and not extending to apex, apex pubescent; lower sepals elliptic; upper sepals broadly ovate, apex attenuate. Corolla white, glabrous; lobes ovate, 1.5-1.8 mm, patent to reflexed, apex narrow and slightly obtuse. Stamens adnate to near apex of corolla tube, exserted; anthers yellow when dry, ellipsoid, ca. 2 mm. Pyxis ovoid-ellipsoid, 3.5-4 mm, circumscissile near base, with 1 or 2 seeds. Seeds brown to blackish brown, ellipsoid, ca. 2 mm, ventral face flat; cotyledons parallel to ventral side. Fl. Jun-Jul, fr. Jul-Aug.

● Stony meadows on slopes; 2600-3200 m. SW Xinjiang (Shache, Yecheng).


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