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Scutellaria tayloriana Dunn


Description from Flora of China

Scutellaria tayloriana Dunn var. polytricha Handel-Mazzetti.

Herbs perennial, sometimes with trailing rhizomes. Stems 8-30 cm tall, erect to ascending, 1.2-2.5 mm in diam., white villous, base ± woody. Leaves in 3 or 4 pairs, in a rosette initially; mid stem leaves petiole 1-5 cm; leaf blade elliptic to ovate-elliptic, 4.5-5.5 × 3.8-4.5 cm, papery, orange glandular, white strigose especially on veins, base cordate to rounded, margin shallowly undulate-crenate, apex rounded to obtuse. Racemes terminal, secund, 7-15 cm; peduncle 1-4.5 cm; bracts sessile, gradually narrowed toward inflorescence apex, ovate, ca. 4 × 2 mm, margin entire. Pedicel ca. 2 mm, villous. Calyx ca. 2.5 mm, densely pubescent. Corolla purplish to purple-blue, (1.5-)1.8-2.5(-3) cm, bent at base, to 6 mm wide at throat, sparsely puberulent outside, partly glabrous inside; middle lobe of lower lip semicircular; lateral lobes ovate. Nutlets unknown. Fl. Mar-May.

Used medicinally for coughs, hemoptysis, and dysentery.

* Thickets, forests, open areas. Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hunan


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