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4. Pedicularis ser. Tristes Bentham in A. de Candolle, Prodr. 10: 579. 1846.

阴郁系 yin yu xi

Herbs to 1 m tall, drying black. Roots single, somewhat fleshy, with a tuft of fibrous roots near top. Stems unbranched. Stem leaves usually numerous. Leaves alternate, sessile, linear to linear-lanceolate, pinnatipartite or pinnatifid. Inflorescences racemose. Corolla yellow or pale yellow; galea falcate, toothless, apex acute or obtuse, beakless; lower lip not spreading.

Three species: China, Russia (Siberia); all three in China.

1 Galea not densely pubescent at margin; bracts longer than flowers   7 Pedicularis shansiensis
+ Galea densely pubescent at margin; bracts shorter than flowers.   (2)
2 (1) Corolla 2.6--3 cm; galea 4--5 mm wide; calyx lobes entire or obscurely serrate; filaments glabrous   5 Pedicularis tristis
+ Corolla 4--4.5 cm; galea 6--8 mm wide; calyx lobes distinctly serrate; filaments sparsely pubescent   6 Pedicularis paiana

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