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Elsholtzia saxatilis (Komarov) Nakai ex Kitagawa


Description from Flora of China

Elsholtzia cristata Willdenow f. saxatilis V. Komarov, Trudy Imp. S. Peterburgsk. Bot. Sada 25: 390. 1907; E. pseudocristata H. Léveillé & Vaniot var. saxatilis (V. Komarov) P. Y. Fu.

Herbs. Stems erect, 10-20 cm tall, densely puberulent, much branched. Petiole 2-5 mm, puberulent; leaf blade lanceolate to linear-lanceolate, 1-4.5 cm × 1-10 mm, pur-plish, sparsely puberulent, densely impressed glandular abaxially, base cuneate decurrent, margin remotely to obscurely serrate, apex acuminate to subobtuse. Spikes 1-2(-2.5) cm, indistinctly secund; bracts broadly ovate, ca. 4 × 6 mm, glabrous, sparsely glandular abaxially, purplish veined, margin ciliate, apex abruptly mucronate. Calyx tubular, villous outside; teeth lanceolate, subequal, apex spinescent. Corolla rose-purple, ca. 2.5 × as long as calyx, tube villous, upper lip emarginate, middle lobe of lower lip subcircular; lateral lobes semicircular, margin entire. Nutlets chestnut brown, oblong. Fl. Sep-Oct, fr. Oct-Nov.

Rocky crevices. Heilongjiang, Jilin, Liaoning, Shandong [Japan, Korea, Russia].


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