All Floras      Advanced Search
Login | eFloras Home | Help
Chinese Plant Names | Family List | Lamiaceae | Scutellaria

Scutellaria tenax W. W. Smith


Description from Flora of China

Herbs perennial, rhizomatous. Stems ca. 36 cm tall, erect, base ca. 1.5 mm in diam., usually branched upward. Petiole 0.5-1.8 cm; leaf blade triangular to triangular-ovate, 1.5-3 × 1.1-2.4 cm, membranous to herbaceous, base truncate-cuneate, margin incised-dentate to shallowly dentate, apex acute. Racemes terminal, 5-9 cm; bracts ovate, rhombic, or spatulate, 3-4 mm, sparsely pubescent, margin ciliolate. Pedicel 2-3 mm, densely glandular puberulent, pubescent. Calyx ca. 2 mm, to 4 mm in fruit, glandular puberulent outside, pubescent; scutellum ca. 1 mm, to 2 mm in fruit. Corolla blue, 1.2-1.3 cm, sparsely puberulent outside, glabrous inside; tube zigzag, ca. 5-6 mm, base bent, throat ca. 4 mm wide; middle lobe of lower lip broadly oblong-ovate, to 7 mm wide, apex emarginate; lateral lobes triangular, ca. 3 mm wide. Nutlets chestnut brown, ovoid, ca. 1 × 0.7 mm, tuberculate, adaxially umbonate near base. Fl. Aug, fr. Sep-Oct.

* Streamsides, grasslands, thickets, forests; 1500-2600 m. Sichuan, Yunnan


 |  eFlora Home |  People Search  |  Help  |  ActKey  |  Hu Cards  |  Glossary  |